The Boston Red Sox are down 3-2 in the American League Championship Series after allowing the Houston Astros to walk into Fenway Park and win a trio of games. The team's fans are down very, very bad as they as they struggle to understand why a team anointed by the baseball gods to punish another team with a recent cheating scandal would put itself on the brink of elimination. This isn't part of the masterplan. Surely there most be an explanation that doesn't include admitting the Astros are a hellacious offensive team that delivers time and time again in the playoffs.

There exists a lingering theory that Houston is still cheating. Somehow. On the road.