The Houston Astros have spent the first week of the season experiencing what it’s like to travel to opposing cities and play in front of their fans still upset over their cheating scandal that unfolded prior to the 2020 campaign.
After the coronavirus forced MLB to play without fans last season, a majority of stadiums have opened in a limited capacity to start 2021. That includes the ballparks for the Oakland A’s and Los Angeles Angels, the first two opponents on Houston’s schedule.
The Astros swept the A’s in four games to open the season before kicking off their series with the Angels on Monday night. During the sixth inning, an inflatable trash can made its way onto the warning track in the outfield while Jose Altuve was the plate. After it was removed, fans threw a real trash can in its place, resulting in the contents spilling onto the ground.