When the Houston Astros visit Yankee Stadium on Star Wars Day, the quote of the day can only be “Let the hate flow through you.”

From batting practice into the actual game, the Astros encountered vocal boos, heckles and everything else you could expect from Yankees fans getting their first crack at a team whose cheating came to light in late 2019. 

Only five players from the 2017 Astros team that won a now-stained World Series remained on the team’s active roster, and it was that group that bore the brunt of the jeers. It started in batting practice, when Yankees fans got in the 

Jose Altuve getting heckled during batting practice pic.twitter.com/72dHPnlRRF

— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) May 4, 2021

“YOU’RE A CHEATER” chants raining down as Carlos Correa takes BP pic.twitter.com/bzkDLC7GgU

— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) May 4, 2021

The booing may have reached its peak when Jose Altuve, who won 2017 AL MVP honors over Yankees star Aaron Judge, went to the plate to open the game:

Booing Altuve. A long time in the making. pic.twitter.com/hNyK3HYaOk

— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) May 4, 2021

The chants were predictably profane.

Yes, #Yankees fans are yelling what you think they are yelling at #Astros’ Jose Altuve pic.twitter.com/MXG0Y7Z9hD

— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) May 4, 2021

The crowd got briefly quiet at one point in the first inning, when Alex Bregman hit a solo homer to take a 1-0 lead. 

Bronx Bregman. pic.twitter.com/i9zDlFxkvR

— MLB (@MLB) May 4, 2021

It didn’t take long for Giancarlo Stanton to respond.

This is where the fun begins. pic.twitter.com/wWAq0QqO7t

— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 4, 2021

That homer was part of a three-run first inning for the Yankees, with the team’s first five batters all reaching base against Astros starter Zack Greinke.

Here are some more sights, many of them trash cans, from the Yankee Stadium stands:

The first casualty of the Yankees-Astros game: an inflatable trash can confiscated by security pic.twitter.com/Ip6fK6xVYz

— Stephanie Apstein (@stephapstein) May 4, 2021

Yankees fans not holding back with the Astros visiting The Bronx today. pic.twitter.com/peZSvhD1ue

— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 4, 2021

More 🗑 imagery! pic.twitter.com/T15QzrtLr1

— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) May 4, 2021

This reception has been well more than a year in the making. Yankee fans have undoubtedly been anticipating their first game against the Astros ever …read more

Source:: AOL.com


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Yankees fans welcome Astros with trash cans, profane chants

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