People don’t forget, Carlos. And Los Angeles Dodgers fans certainly don’t. So even though Carlos Correa wasn’t donning a Houston Astros jersey this week at Dodger Stadium, he still felt the wrath from the fans and the team’s employees.
The Dodgers swept the two-game series against the Minnesota Twins, out-scoring them by a margin of 18-8. Joey Gallo doubled and hit a pinch-hit three-run bomb. Max Muncy’s hot streak reached new heights. The Dodgers are 31-5 in their last 36 games.
But actual highlights from this week didn’t feature gameplay. The best came from Correa being booed into oblivion and being trolled by the folks controlling the music at Dodger Stadium. We’ll get to that in a little while, though.
First, the vitriol began early on Tuesday, when Correa stepped into the batter’s box on enemy soil for the first time since Aug. 3, 2021. Had he not switched teams this past offseason, he would have avoided his expected fate.
Instead, he’s on an AL Central team treading water (and now trailing the division-leading Cleveland Guardians) and he’s getting eviscerated for the third straight year. These sounds were in the top of the first inning! This man’s more hated than Manny Machado!
Dodgers fans booed Carlos Correa all night on Tuesday and Wednesday
Just goes to show how tuned in the collective crowd at Dodger Stadium is. Somehow, it got even more unified as the game went on, too.
When things were out of reach late on Tuesday, Correa came to bat in the top of the eighth against Dodgers reliever Phil Bickford and the fans in attendance were still roaring.
That’s enough verbal abuse for one night. But it seems the Dodgers and their fans saved the best for last on Wednesday.
A young girl in the crowd couldn’t stand seeing Correa come to the plate for the fifth time on the evening and decided to give him the double bird. The Carlos Correa hatred knows no bounds!
She got in his head, too. After Evan Phillips whiffed Correa with a nasty slider to send him back to the bench for an 0-for-5 night, the Dodgers sent the former Astros shortstop packing and got the last word after the 8-5 victory.
Seems like we’re not too far off from power ranking the best moments of Carlos Correa returning to a hostile Dodger Stadium.