Astros’ George Springer booed heavily during first at-bat against Mets

Astros' George Springer before playoff game against Yankees.
Oct 17, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) hits during batting practice before game four of the 2019 ALCS playoff baseball series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros star George Springer stepped up to the plate Wednesday against the New York Mets and was greeted by a chorus of boos.

As noted by Joe Pantorno of amNewYork, Springer is the only player who was part of the 2017 squad playing during Wednesday’s game.

The cheating scandal that rocked MLB this winter isn’t going away any time soon. Fans and even opposing players are still furious with the league for its decision to let the Astros keep their championship, and that players received a pass when it came to any discipline at all.

The Astros are going to be facing this type of reaction, along with some chin music, for quite some time now.