You want to know how to get fans to taunt you even more? Complain about them taunting you, which will only make it worse.
The fan base had a great night taunting the Astros with several NSFW chants, signs, and costumes. However, a report by Sports Illustrated’s Stephanie Apstein detailed how a Yankees fan was asked to remove his costume after a security guard informed him the Astros complained about fans taunting them, so changes were made by the Yankees after Major League Baseball contacted them.
“Taub was delighted at the thought that he could welcome them to town encased in his own trash can.
When he arrived wearing the costume and carrying a sign reading YOU AIN’T STEALING THIS COSTUME TRASHTROS, he drew laughs and cameras. Unfortunately, he also drew attention from security. “Our policy changed,” he said the guard told him. Taub said the guard added that the Astros had complained to MLB about fans in other cities, and MLB had told the Yankees to tighten their rules. (The Astros, the Yankees and MLB did not immediately return a request for comment.)
Some fans were able to sneak in trash cans smaller than Taub’s. Ryan Donohue happened to own a foot-tall plush Oscar the Grouch; he taped on an Astros logo and added a mask inscribed BANG! Chico Heano wore a small plastic trash can around his neck and occasionally smacked it with a pencil shaped like a baseball bat. And two people in section 203 smuggled in inflatable trash cans, which they blew up in their seats and quickly had confiscated. (The Bleacher Creatures briefly batted one around like a beach ball.”
Can’t stop everything.
You can fully expect the fans to be even louder for the remaining games of the series.
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