Carlos Correa put the beleaguered Houston Astros on his shoulders and carried them through the wild card round of the playoffs. Then he chirped back.
How about those Houston Astros? Limped their way through the regular season. Backed into the playoffs with a losing record. And now they have dispatched the Minnesota Twins in just two games in the Wild Card round. They have Carlos Correa to thank.
Correa launched a tie-breaking home run in the seventh inning to send the Astros on their way. He finished the series with a team high three hits and two runs scored.
Way to go Carlos Correa. Pack up and head to the next round. If only he would have. Nope, he went to the press conference and his message was “what are you gonna say now?”
Well, I can think of a few things to say.
You cheated to win the 2017 World Series.
You rode Justin Verlander’s coattails to win that Series, now he’s broken down and a free agent.
If this was1980s baseball and not 2020 you’d be wearing a pitch every other at-bat.
You beat a team that has lost 18 straight postseason games. The players are different, but the franchise is mentally exhausted with this dark cloud hanging over them.
You busted a rib getting a massage from a masseuse, tell me a little more about that.
I can think of several other things to say as well. Carlos Correa, your one home run in a wild card round, in a sham of a season, isn’t going to silence me.
I get it. I’d be tired of the constant noise too. Once a week I put out an article and someone calls me a Boomer (I actually take that as a compliment) or tells me to go back to my parent’s basement and play video games. I’m no Carlos Correa and I’m annoyed by the little trolling I do receive. Magnified by a million for a guy who does live in a fishbowl, would have to be terrible.
Calling out the critics though, after one series win. It’s a little too early to put the haters on notice. They are just going to hate more once you drop the next series. Just be happy there haven’t been fans in the seats this whole season to let you hear the trash talk.
Lose-lose Carlos Correa. You are going to hear it one way or another. My advice, keep doing what you’re doing on the ball field, and call out fans a little less.