A’s fans show support for Mike Fiers ahead of Spring Training debut

By Vincent Frank
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics hurler and former Houston Astros starter Mike Fiers has been a lightning rod for controversy since he blew the whistle on his old team stealing signs.

Most around the baseball world have supported Fiers. Though, there’s been some who believe that he broke an unwritten rule in outing his former team. It’s somewhat ironic given that the Astros broke a written rule and have been penalized to a great extent for it.

Fiers is making his Spring Training debut in Arizona on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants.

A’s fans on hand Hohokam Stadium were more than supportive of Fiers as he took to the mound.

It’s no surprise that A’s fans would be supportive of their pitcher. That could very well change on the road during the regular season.

At the very least, he will not be met with enthusiasm from Astros fans in Houston. That’s for sure.