This weekend, banners are set to fly over Dodger stadium, with clear messages being sent to the Astros
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of years, then you are probably well aware of the hatred between fans of the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers. It all stems from the cheating scandal surrounding the Astros’ 2017 World Series win over the same Dodger team. Now it appears a little more fuel is about to be sprayed on that fire.
The LA Times is reporting that Dodgers fan David Yontz is planning on having a banner flown over Dodger Stadium this weekend, and it will be taking a crystal clear shot at the Astros. Yontz reportedly went to fundraising site GoFundMe to have a banner flown high above the stadium.
Dodgers fans are getting back at the Astros in a big way
What is the message that will be delivered, you ask? Well see if these are sufficient enough for your drama thirst:
Saturday: “ASTROS CHEATED, NEVER FORGET. GO DODGERS!”
Sunday: “STEAL THIS SIGN, ASTROS.”
Yontz raised $850 to have the banner flown before Sunday’s game with the Astros. It will be the first time the Astros have been to Chavez Ravine since the now-infamous cheating fiasco started making headlines. As of Saturday morning, Yontz’s GoFundMe quest was just over $900.
The biggest issue surrounding the plan is going to be the weather. Justin Jaye, owner of Fly Signs Aerial Advertising, wasn’t sure if it would happen due to the region’s poor air quality and low visibility thanks to California wildfires in recent days.
If it DOES happen, the banner will get flown over Santa Monica and Venice between 2:50 and 3:15 before heading to Dodger Stadium. The plane will then fly over the stadium while the Astros take batting practice. There is a flight restriction that takes place an hour before the game’s first pitch, so it will be done before 4:05 P.M.
This rivalry between the two teams isn’t going away anytime soon, and this is just another episode in baseball’s ongoing drama.