Dodgers fans at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday wouldn’t let the Astros forget about the infamous cheating scandal, in which Houston beat Los Angeles in the 2017 World Series with the help of sign-stealing tactics.
Astros players Justin Verlander, Kyle Tucker, and Framber Valdez were greeted with loud boos throughout Dodgers Stadium when the All-Star Game participants were introduced. Houston’s Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez both opted out of the All-Star game due to injuries.
Some fans yelled “cheaters” during the roaring boos, while one fan appeared to wave a middle finger in the air.
Tucker and Valdez were not part of the 2017 Astros team that has since been tainted by the cheating scandal.
“I don’t lose sleep over that really,” Valdez said. “It’s one of those things that happens in the game so it just helps me just concentrate on my own game ad just keep doing what I’m doing.”
Fans at Dodgers Stadium kept that same energy, and let out boos when the Astros coaching staff was announced.
Astros manager Dusty Baker — who played for the Dodgers for eight years and won a World Series with the team — was also met with boos, despite not being the manager of that infamous team.
Baker previously said he had hoped his Astros players would not get the booing treatment at Dodgers Stadium.
After the boos somewhat simmered down, the AL erased an early deficit and held the NL hitless from the second through seventh innings of a 3-2 victory to win its ninth straight All-Star Game.
Giancarlo Stanton, who hit his first All-Star home run at Dodger Stadium, was named MVP of the game.