“They Disrespected the Game” – Breaking Bad Star Bashes Houston Astros at MLB World Series 2021

Published 10/28/2021, 10:30 AM 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 are making their third World Series appearance in five years. While some enjoy their presence on the biggest stage in the MLB, others made sure they voiced their disappointment. Among the latter featured popular television star, Bryan Cranston.

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Prior to the start of the World Series on Tuesday, the 65-year-old spewed fire on social media with his criticism of the Astros.

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Bryan Cranston delivers harsh words towards the Houston Astros

Cranston is most famous for his portrayal of the iconic Walter White in the ‘Breaking Bad’ television series. Despite the show ending eight seasons ago, many still believe it features among the best television series to hit the air.

Although the Astros won the 2017 World Series, they found themselves embroiled in a controversy which many thought tarnished their reputation. In a scathing post on social media, Cranston, who grew up supporting the Los Angeles Dodgers, called them out ahead of this year’s World Series.

He wrote, “They have been exposed as cheaters. Not in a good-ol’-fashion baseball way, but in a ‘calculated, devious use of technology and a trash can’ way. The kicker is that they were already a very talented team… they sullied the reputation of baseball, their fans, and themselves – out of pure ego.

“They disrespected the game, and that is why they are universally disrespected and despised by nearly everyone who loves baseball, including me. Their duplicity was met with finger-waving admonishment as their punishment.”

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Cranston subjects a few Astros stars to the ‘Hall of Infamy’

During his post, the television star also took shots at some stars on the current Astros team. That list of stars included José Altuve, Alex Bregman, and Carlos Correa.

Oct 15, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) congratulates second baseman Jose Altuve (27) after he scored against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in game one of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

“Maybe the baseball writers can administer justice to these cheaters by remembering years from now, that several great players are hoping to enter the Hall. Correa, Altuve, Bregman, etc, all have a good shot at being elected to the Hall of Infamy. I hope they make it,” concluded the 65-year-old.

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While the storm brews off the diamond, the World Series now shifts to Atlanta for the next three games. Will the Astros lead the series after Game 3 this Friday? Or will the Braves, who have Cranston’s support for the series, capitalise on home advantage?

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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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