If there’s one team that Los Angeles Dodgers fans hate more than the San Francisco Giants, it’s the Houston Astros. While the Giants are the storied rivals of the Dodgers, there’s at least some base level of respect there. That doesn’t exist for the Astros after they cheated the Dodgers out of the 2017 World Series.
It’s not just the Dodgers fans who despise the Astros, either. Most of the baseball world has turned into hating Houston and the players involved in the World Series run for ruining the integrity of the game.
MLB players have been outspoken about the Astros’ cheating scandal in the past and every player on the 2017 Dodgers has the right to feel like they were robbed. While he wasn’t on the 2017 team, A.J. Pollock played with a lot of the members on the 2017 Dodgers, so it’s safe to say any potential resentment for the Astros hits home harder for Pollock.
It seems like Pollock does indeed harbor some resentment as well after Wednesday night’s game against Houston. After catching a line drive off the bat of Yuli Gurriel, Pollock had some not-to-subtle NSFW words for the slugger that aren’t very hard to decipher on this video clip.
Trust me, AJ, we all feel the same way. Not only was Gurriel a key member of the Astros cheating scandal but he also conducted the disgusting act of mocking Yu Darvish in the World Series that year that somehow recently got swept under the rug and forgotten about. So, yeah, this NSFW commentary is justified.
Dodgers fans certainly are missing AJ Pollock right about now
While the Dodgers have the best record in baseball and certainly aren’t short of talent, it’s safe to say that fans are still missing Pollock and this is yet another reminder why. Instead of Pollock, the team has Craig Kimbrel, which has been a disaster thus far.
While Pollock has not had the best year in Chicago, Kimbrel has been awful in LA and the team still seems to believe in him as a viable ninth-inning option, which is ludicrous. Los Angeles would be much better off without Kimbrel in the ninth while also having Pollock instead of someone like Hanser Alberto on the roster.
Either way, Dodgers fans will keep rooting for Pollock, especially if the White Sox run into the Astros when October rolls around again.