The Los Angeles Dodgers and their fanbase are one of many across the league that have have made it no secret they have a bone to pick with the Houston Astros. With LA having lost a World Series to a team that stole signs in 2017, their ire is totally understandable.
As such, Dodgers fans are quick to point out whenever Astros fans or those orbiting the team call out others for alleged cheating. If there was ever an instance of the pot calling the kettle black, it's the Astros trying to act high and mighty with regard to how the game is supposed to be played.
A situation just like that reared its head in LA's recent tussle with the New York Mets, as former Dodgers ace Max Scherzer was ejected from the game. Umpires claimed his hands were too sticky, while Scherzer claimed he simply had rosin on his hands and nothing illegal.
At the end of the day, it was one person's word against the other. As was to be expected, Astros fans turned this into an opportunity to lecture Dodgers fans and former Dodgers about how the rest of the league is operating in the same shady ways as they are.
The Houston Chronicle took particular joy in going after Scherzer, especially after he established himself as one of the most vocal critics of the Astros and their sign-stealing. Dodgers fans might be bitter about Scherzer leaving for the Mets, but they won't tolerate being lectured by Astros media.
Dodgers fans will hate Astros writer dissing Max Scherzer.
Scherzer may have left the Dodgers at the altar after just half of one season, but he did just about everything he could to keep this team in the championship picture. Scherzer won seven of his 11 Dodgers starts, never took a loss, and finished with an ERA below 2.00.
Scherzer was quoted as saying the Astros "crossed the moral line and cheated, but they’ve got to answer to it" after their scandal broke, meaning that Astros fans likely had this quote pinned in their minds for years before they had the chance to unleash it. Sadly, this is typical behavior.
Dodgers fans and Astros fans are likely to be locked in a brutal battle of wits until the end of time, which makes the Scherzer incident even more frustrating. He isn't even on the Dodgers anymore, yet Houston media is leveraging him for more moral superiority.