The A's and the rest of the baseball world don't have to hear from Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros anymore this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays did everyone a favor by beating the Astros, 4-2, in Game 7 of the 2020 ALCS on Saturday night at Petco Park in San Diego.
The Rays advanced to the World Series for the second time in franchise history. But this isn't about the top seed in the AL.
This is about the Astros, Public Enemy No. 1, finally meeting their demise.
After upsetting the Minnesota Twins in the Wild Card Series and knocking off the A's in the ALDS, the Astros finally are going home.
We don't have to hear about the cheaters anymore, and MLB Twitter couldn't contain their joy when the Rays recorded the final out Saturday.
Good afternoon, good evening...— 2020 Astros Shame Tour (@AsteriskTour) October 18, 2020
And goodnight. pic.twitter.com/PcWYt5ebTL
If you're not first, you're Lastros.— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) October 18, 2020
The Astros trying to get back to the World Series: pic.twitter.com/pNFTugHJrS— SNY (@SNYtv) October 18, 2020
Bye, Felicia— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) October 18, 2020
There will be no piece of metal for the Houston Astros this year.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 18, 2020
This is the way the Astros' season ends— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 18, 2020
Not with a bang but with a whimper pic.twitter.com/rQX61CJhUi
The *asterisks go down— Michelle Dapper (@KCRAdapper) October 18, 2020
In the aftermath of the sign-stealing scandal that was revealed last winter, no one outside of Houston was rooting for the Astros. Their loss is the gain of everyone that loves and respects the integrity of baseball.
After the Astros beat the Twins in the Wild Card Series, Correa made it seem like they had silenced the haters. Instead, he riled the haters up. So a Game 7 loss is that much sweeter for everyone who hates Houston.
We hope Correa, Jose Altuve and the rest of the Astros enjoy their offseason. Maybe they can go bang on some trash cans to cheer themselves up.