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Dire Wolf
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the Astros, for better or worse, America's team
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The Houston Astros are cheaters. That is the conclusion of an investigation by Major League Baseball: Its players had concocted a scheme to tip off its hitters in real time as to precisely which pitches they would be receiving from the opposing pitchers.

That kind of cutthroat cheat code makes the Astros, for better or worse, America's team.

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Our national pastime couldn't be more appropriately represented now than by a nationally loathed, orange-clad team that conned its way to a throne; than by an arrogant franchise that, in addition to the cheating scandal, fostered a hostile, misogynistic, media-taunting culture in which the Astros felt they were above the law; than by a squad that, though widely reviled by a majority of fans as unworthy of a title, is maddeningly predicted by pundits to strongly compete for another this year.

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The cherry on top is that the scandal unfolded in a stadium that, less than 20 years ago, bore the name Enron Field, thanks to a sponsorship from Houston's previous fount of monumental ignominy. In brief, the Enron scandal saw the country's then-fifth-largest company collapse after its executives engineered a fraudulent accounting scheme that pocketed them millions but cost shareholders $74 billion.
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So now, just as we're stuck with a President well on his way to a landmark 20,000th misleading claim, we're also stuck with the Asteriskos:


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Baseball and the country are on parallel paths. There may be a reckoning, in which the pressure of being so despised could break the Astros or the President. Or not. But if there is a Game 7 in the 2020 World Series, it will be played on October 28. Six days later, the US will hold its presidential elections. It's entirely possible that, in one week, two blustering, widely loathed, orange villains can be sent home, empty-handed.


Can’t wait for our two fall victories.


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Stretch Suba
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WestCoastAg
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Our national pastime couldn't be more appropriately represented now than by a nationally loathed, orange-clad team that conned its way to a throne
lmao


Lsuhoohoo
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re: the Astros, for better or worse, America's team
Impeach the Astros! Orange team bad!


Jwho77
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re: the Astros, for better or worse, America's team
In related news, the General Lee will now have an even more offensive logo on the roof now since the Confederate flag has been banned.

Image: https://i.postimg.cc/Rh03hprn/Astros-General-Lee.jpg


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BananaHammock
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re: the Astros, for better or worse, America's team
No one outside of the south gives a **frick** about shitty-ass Houston.


udtiger
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The author of that screed should have their belt and shoestrings taken away.


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tiggerthetooth
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You knew eventually someone would tie it in with Trump.


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FightingTigers138
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re: the Astros, for better or worse, America's team
I have been a casual Astros fan because of Bregman, but now I'm going to really be rooting hard for them. Living in the Bay area, baseball is big here, so ill need to get some Astros gear to wear to the Giants/A's games.


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re: the Astros, for better or worse, America's team
You have Dusty Baker. Zero chance of winning a World Series


statman34
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re: the Astros, for better or worse, America's team
We’re going to eat their babies bitches! Let’s ride!


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OldTigahFot
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I could see where it was going long before the end of the first paragraph. Felt dirty after clicking the link and realizing it was CNN.

MAGA


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High C
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viewing the fall....
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You have Dusty Baker. Zero chance of winning a World Series


Hold onto that


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MF Doom
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re: the Astros, for better or worse, America's team
Still your president

Still your 2017 world series champions


Get owned bitch


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malvin
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There have been some gems on this board. But that article...that’s how it’s fricking done. Best melt of all time


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Hester Carries
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Impeach the Astros! Orange team bad!



If this becomes the Stros and their fans response tactic i will officially change my opinion 180 degrees.


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Drew Brews
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That was amazing. May be the biggest steaming pile of shite I’ve ever read.


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Lou Pai
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Holy shite that cuckflake is like the official hero of the WSB.


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KirkLazarus
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Whoever wrote that is so far gone
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