The Houston Astros are probably not too upset that the baseball season has been put on hold. All the talk has shifted from their cheating scandal to speculation on when the season will return and whether or not there will be baseball in 2020.
One craft brewery in New Jersey is trying to bring the Astros' talk back by releasing a new beer taking shots at the team's cheating ways.
Departed Soles in Jersey City released Trash Can Banger this week, an IPA obviously named after the way the Astros relayed incoming pitches to their batters. In a social media post full of Astros puns, the brewery unveiled the can, which is reminiscent of Houston's 1970s rainbow jerseys.
"Sometimes you need to bend the rules a little to Marwin the day, so we're up and at 'em a little earlier than we should be getting a new Hazy IPA in cans Justin time for a surprise Sunday release," the brewery posted on Instagram.
"Some of you may have gotten the Signs that this was coming today, but beer releases are like a pitcher's arsenal, and you never really know what's coming and when...unless, of course, you cheat."
If the beer name, can design and social media post weren't enough, the brewery announced that the new beer is dry hopped with 2017 grams per barrel of Galaxy and Strata hops. 2017 of course is the year in which the Astros won the World Series while operating their sign-stealing operation.
Even with all the craziness in the world right now, at least we can all still come together to take digs at the Astros.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.