Outside of Jose Altuve, it’s clear that no member of the Houston Astros takes more pleasure in cooking the Yankees than Alex Bregman, who delivered the decisive blow in Game 4 of the ALCS (even if the series was already quite well decided).
According to Bregman’s Twitter activity afterward, his vendetta against anything Yankees-related is clearly personal.
As the rest of the world far outgrew Houston’s tainted success in 2017 and came to hate the Astros simply because they win more than anyone else, Bregman was among the least sorry players in 2020, reading a little piece from paper to public apologies and barely acknowledging the controversy.
Obviously, the way social media fed the rumor mill has stuck in his throat to this day.
After the Astros got rid of the Yankees, Bregman immediately turned his anger on Jomboy Media, a burgeoning empire that has been very player-friendly in recent seasons, evolving from a Yanks-centric production to a podcast empire featuring Chris Rose, Trevor Plouffe, David Cone and a number of rotating guests.
Still, Bregman apparently hasn’t forgiven Jomboy for the yeoman job he did breaking down videos of the 2017 Astros hitting their trash cans and ruining the lives of opposing pitchers. In the weeks since the scandal broke, Jomboy has also been trying to uncover the truth behind a number of pervasive 2019 rumors, from suspicious whistling to buzzer use – a theory worth noting. they did not invent from scratch. It’s been suspected across the league, and even Rob Manfred admitted we may never know the truth.
Jomboy Media expanded far beyond Yankees content in the days after it was founded, but Bregman didn’t forget the start of 2020, calling the company “conspiracy theorists” after trying to sell Astros AL Champs related merchandise. He quickly deleted the tweet, but as we all know, that means nothing.
Alex Bregman targeted Jomboy, Yankees fans with insult to conspiracy theorist
Don’t go back in the mud 2019-20 – more mud please! – but at the time of Jomboy’s deep dives, New York columnist Joel Sherman had also raised suspicions about the potential use of the buzzer, and several league teams continued to complain about Houston’s behavior, both in the dugout and beyond the pitch.
It’s possible that all the behavior the general public needs to know about was limited to the 2017 season. It’s also evident that Jomboy and many others kept digging after discovering the top layer. It was important to maintain a level playing field, and it was also extremely interesting.
Bregman can buy his AL Champs 2022 jerseys wherever he wants. The Yankees can continue to miss, if they have to. But everyone seems to have gotten over the events of three years ago, and the Astros’ “punishment in the public square” wasn’t as bad as Manfred tried to make it out to justify his slap on the wrist.
Why can’t their All-Star infielder do the same?