Savannah Bananas star and professional wrestling fan Josh Reddick made headlines for a few different reasons this week. The Bananas and of course former Astros right fielder made an improbable grab running towards the fence on a hard line drive and then diving backwards catching the ball.
The catch made the top plays of the day on ESPN and showcased his continued athletic ability. The tweet of his catch ended up being about something else entirely, in true Twitter fashion.
Sour Dodgers fans ransacked Reddick’s tweet calling him a cheater prompting his response.
Astros WS champ Josh Reddick defends the title on Twitter
Baseball commentator Ben Verlander began the defense against the Dodgers fan and then in a way only Josh Reddick can capture, he refuted the cheating claim and pulled the rope a dope and called the Dodgers cheaters, and again inferencing that every team was cheating.
He smirked at the Dodgers fan’s rebuttal, claiming once more they didn’t cheat. The most important part is that once again another non-Astro (2017) came to their defense with the statement that so many should understand at this point but seems to have fallen on deaf ears by the Astros-hating collective.
It’s really quite simple, the MLB used the Astros as the scapegoat for a league wide issue. Preston Wilson, who did play for only part of one season on the Astros in 2006, stated it pretty clear, it was a business move by the MLB to save face.
Nothing more or less. I will also once again underscore the point that it’s been five years and people need to drop it and get over it as the current Astros team is much different than the 2017 roster and yet players who weren’t even on the roster are getting booed this year by the malcontents in opposing ballparks. The collective needs to move on and stop with all the cheating remarks.
Of course, they can still hate the Astros because they are a better team than their own, which is where the Astros sit to date, having the best record in the American League. Stop with the boos and just hate us cuz you ain’t us.