Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers has subsequently become a polarizing figure uncovering the extensive and illegal sign-stealing system orchestrated by his former team, the Houston Astros. “data-reactid =” 16 “> Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers has become a polarizing figure after revealing the elaborate and illegal tick steal scheme orchestrated by his former team, the Houston Astros.
a large-scale investigation by Major League Baseball. However, a distinct group of current and former MLB players – including David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez – called the whistleblower a snitch because they only spoke after they left the Astros. “Data-reactid =” 17 “> For the most part, players and fans agree that Fiers did the right thing by speaking up and helping launch a full investigation by Major League Baseball, but an outspoken group current and former MLB players – including David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez – have labeled the whistleblower a snitch for speaking out only after leaving the Astros.
Not surprisingly, Fiers’s critics also include at least one player with whom he shared the clubhouse during his Astros career. Former catcher Evan Gattis took to Twitter to sell a snitches gets stitches glass at a restaurant in Houston.
The expression “snitches get stitches” means that anyone who is considered a snitch must be physically beaten up. The recording of Fiers’ parable speaks for itself.
Apparently it is a popular item in Houston. The Flying Saucer reported that the glass sold out quickly, and Gattis received the last glass available.
The glass is sold out!
The last customer to get a glass was the only real one @BulldogBeing!
– The Flying Saucer (@FlyingSaucerHou) March 27, 2020
However, given the circumstances and implications, it’s a purchase that Gattis might have made more sense to keep to himself.
You won’t be surprised, of course, that Gattis’ tweet gets a positive response from Astros fans who share his displeasure with Fiers. Others see it as a strange or downright failed attempt to bend his former teammate. Especially given that Gattis had an advantage during the 2017 season, but couldn’t do anything with it.
In 2017, Evan Gattis carried a .097 batting average, .129 slugging percentage, and .132 wOBA on offspeed pitches. https://t.co/K6n51AnvNZ
– Christopher Luke. (@nowyrdoingit) March 28, 2020
Los Angeles Dodgers. “data-reactid =” 30 “> The MLB investigation found that the Astros in 2017 and 2018, which were Gattis’ last two seasons in MLB, violated the competition’s character stealing. Gattis and Fiers were teammates for three seasons from 2015. Gattis even homered as Houston’s designated hitter in Fiers’ 2015 no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
We suspect that Gattis and Fiers will no longer toast at that time.