There’s no love lost between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros, so whenever they face off, whether it be in the regular season or playoffs, fireworks are bound to go off.
On the surface, this is a matchup of two of the best teams in MLB, both of who are fighting for playoff spots in top-heavy divisions.
More noteworthy, though, is that this marks the first time the Astros have faced the Dodgers on the road with fans at Dodger Stadium since Houston’s cheating scandal, which assisted their victory over Los Angeles in the 2017 World Series, was first reported.
You can imagine how much Dodgers fans have been itching to make their voices heard in Tuesday night’s series opener. Last year during the pandemic, when fans weren’t permitted inside stadiums, they flocked to Vin Scully Avenue to heckle the Astros’ team bus as it pulled in.
How was the turnout this year, you ask? Pretty sad, actually. However, one solo Dodgers fan proved capable of carrying the entire fan base on his back by showing up to greet the Astros … with a poster drawing of a blue asterisk before they arrived at Dodger Stadium.
A lone fan jeered the Astros as they made their way to Dodger Stadium.
And thus, a legend was born.
Seriously, this guy, who later identified as David Yontz (more on him in a second), is the ultimate Dodgers fan for posting up by himself to remind the Astros of their wrongdoings.
Where’s everyone else? Pre-gaming before the big night? That’s understandable, but Yontz could’ve used some backup. After all, he isn’t around these parts too often.
Shortly after catching a reporter’s attention, Yontz revealed that he traveled all the way from Georgia (!), which is on the other side of the freaking country, to troll the Astros.
On a night where LAD fans inside the friendly confines of Dodger Stadium will probably find themselves on the video board wielding their scandal-related signs, just remember it was Yontz who showed up to set the tone before the main event.
Seriously, just give him every Dodgers fan award there is for 2021.
Let’s hope Walker Buehler and Co. reward him with a vintage performance.