“Forever Cheaters” – US Olympic Medalist Calls Out Houston Astros During MLB World Series 2021

Published 11/02/2021, 12:45 PM EDT
Oct 26, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez (59) is relieved by manager Dusty Baker (12) in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves in game one of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


This year, the Houston Astros reached the World Series for the third time in five seasons. While their fans cheer them on as they bid to win the Fall Classic, there are others who continue to make it clear that they stand against them.

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Since they won their maiden World Series title in 2017, the Astros received a plethora of negative reactions from fans. In fact, they continue to receive them to this day, with hurdles specialist Rai Benjamin becoming the latest to criticize the AL Pennant winners.

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Rai Benjamin shares a tweet criticizing the Houston Astros

Following their World Series win in 2017, many suspected the Astros cheated by stealing signs. When the MLB proved they engaged in such activities, the Astros fired few members of their staff. Although they took measures to limit the damage, fans still have their apprehensions about the Astros.

In a tweet, Benjamin, who hails from New York, made his feelings clear about this year’s AL Pennant winners. He wrote, “Idc (I don’t care) Astros are forever cheaters in my eyes.”

In the last three years, Benjamin enjoyed a meteoric rise as a specialist in the 400m category. The 24-year-old made his Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year with many expecting him to win a medal. In a sensational race, Benjamin battled world champion Kasper Warholm for his maiden gold medal.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 400m Hurdles – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 3, 2021. Karsten Warholm of Norway crosses the finish line to win gold ahead of silver medallist, Rai Benjamin of the United States REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Although the American finished under Warholm’s world record time before the race, the Norwegian hurdler went even quicker to post a time of 45.94s, making him the first athlete to score a time under 46s.

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The Astros will face the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the World Series today

The Minute Maid Park in Houston will see the Astros attempt to tie the best-of-seven series against the Braves later today. While the Braves produced superb performances to win three out of five games, the Astros enjoyed an incredible comeback victory in Game 5 on Sunday.

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Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Atlanta Braves in game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

All eyes will be on the stars in the diamond, with both teams looking to etch their name in the glorious list of World Series winners.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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