HOUSTON – Twitter has still not forgiven for the Houston Astros for the sign-stealing scheme.
#CancelHouston was trending nationally Wednesday as many users argued that the consequences levied by Major League Baseball were not enough.
Daniel Tosh, the host of the Comedy Central television show Tosh.O, launched a Twitterstorm against the Houston Astros. He wrote a thread, using #CancelHouston, outlining what he considered as appropriate punishments for the Astros’ “brazen cheating.” He also asked for more suggestions, and the flood gates opened.
Many Houstonians chimed back to remind baseball fans and the internet trolls that the city doesn’t back down to anything or anyone.
Here are Tosh’s #CancelHouston tweets:
since the mlb commissioner has ruined the integrity of latin america’s pastime, here are some appropriate punishments for the astros’ brazen cheating. i’m open to your suggestions as well. #cancelhouston— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) February 19, 2020
1. Astros must win by 2
for the next four years, the astros have to win every game by two. #cancelhouston— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) February 19, 2020
2. Astros must wear shock collars
batters have to wear shock collars and the opposing team is allowed 10 zaps per inning. #cancelhouston— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) February 19, 2020
3. Astros must wear child-size uniforms
all astros players must wear the same child size uniform as jose altuve. #cancelhouston— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) February 19, 2020
4. Astros must play with a Wiffle bat
the astros must play the 2020 season with a wiffle bat. #cancelhouston— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) February 19, 2020
5. Astros must let Nolan Ryan pitch
nolan ryan has to pitch the first 3 innings of every astros game. #cancelhouston— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) February 19, 2020
6. Astros’ wives are allowed to cheat
during every 7th inning stretch, the wives of astros players are allowed to cheat on their husbands with any fan in the 300’s section. #cancelhouston— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) February 19, 2020
Here are some other out-of-pocket tweets:
The astros must eat a whole bottle of viagra before every game for 2 year!— Xandi (@xandersmith771) February 19, 2020
Astros catchers need to communicate their signs to the pitchers by banging a small trashcan behind the plate.— Stud Lee Hungwell (@D_Kervick) February 19, 2020
During the national anthem Astro players have to do the worm. The whole time. #cancelhouston— Colin Tindall (@NixonLB) February 19, 2020
The players are only allowed to drink Red Bull and coffee during the games and all toilet paper is to be removed from their clubhouse— Sarah Tiana (@sarahtiana) February 19, 2020
Houstonians stormed back to the #CancelHouston tweets:
#cancelhouston as if we haven’t already been the most hated on.— Houston’s Very Own (@YoItsKenneth) February 19, 2020
This ain’t nothing new.
The great Houston rapper, Slim Thug, once said, “ain’t too many punks down here in Houston, TX”.
So, keep y’all energy coming.