Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Eagle Gershizer appears to have set Houston Astros star Jose Altowe on fire during a broadcast of the game between the two teams on Wednesday night.
Altuve hit the bottom of the fifth inning, and given the recent fireworks around the Dodgers and Astros, Hershizer struck at the perfect time.
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“It’s harder to guess than to know,” Gershizer said during a SportsnetLA broadcast.
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It was a clear shot with the Astros, who were involved in the 2017 fraud scandal. An investigation into major league baseball earlier this year revealed a complex scheme created by Astros to steal signs and alert players when a breaker came.
Astros employees would have knocked on a garbage can when they received a sign from a camera installed in the center of the field in Maid Park. This year, the Dodgers continued to lose to the Astros in the World Series. While managers and coaches punished the scandal, no active player received any form of punishment.
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On Tuesday night, the case came to a head when, as it turned out, George Kelly from Dodger attacked Alex Bragman and Carlos Correa. The benches will be clear, but no blows were thrown. On Wednesday, Kelly was suspended for eight games, which he decided to appeal.