Dodgers: Fox Theater continues marquee showdown over cheating Astros

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Fox Theater continues a marquee showdown with a Houston music venue over bragging rights between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros.

While the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros can’t compete on the field, entertainment venues in their home cities are using marquee signs to keep the rivalry fresh.

After a live music site a few blocks from Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston poked fun at the Dodgers, historic Fox Theater in Bakersfield, California quickly responded—and in fairness, they started what must now be called the marquee showdown.

Earlier this week, Warehouse Live, which is located a few blocks from where the Astros used illegal sign-stealing techniques during the 2017 season in which they beat the Dodgers in the World Series, posted a message that read, “Kiss our asterisk! Los Angeles Dodging Champions since 1988.”

This after Fox Theater put up their own message several weeks back that read, “Never Forget, Houston Asterisks, Let’s Go Dodgers!”

And now the historic California theater that originally opened in 1930 is back at it again with a new marquee message that reads, “Keep your shirts on Houston. First grade math says 5 is greater than 1.”

Since moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers have won five world championships compared to the lone World Series title earned by the Astros in 2017. In fact, Houston had never appeared in a Fall Classic until 2005, and they have only made it to the World Series three times since 1962.

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Fans can only hope that the rivalry that started with a few trash cans outside of the Astros dugout can be settled on the field in short order. Under the MLB’s current proposal to return to play, the Dodgers and Astros could end up playing each other several times in order to reduce travel requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic.