Astros manager A.J. Hinch was involved in a bar fight at the team’s hotel following Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, according to TMZ Sports.
Hinch, who had just lost a close 3-1 to the Dodgers, was just trying to enjoy a couple drinks at the hotel bar when some unruly Dodger fans began to heckle the manager at the bar. Hinch didn’t take too kindly to their jabs as he reportedly began to curse and yell in the middle of the bar.
— AM 570 LA Sports (@AM570LASports) October 25, 2017
Things escalated further as eyewitnesses reported that Hinch became physical which prompted the police to be called on to intervene. There was no report filed as the two parties just walked away from the situation. The Astros have not commented on this matter, yet.
This situation doesn’t fit the stereotype for ‘typical Los Angeles sports fans’. Supposedly, sports fans in LA are these chill and relaxed patrons who don’t yell at opposing teams and treat games like social happy hours. But after two games in the World Series, we are starting to see that the sports fans of Los Angeles can be just as savage and cruel as any other fan base.
This story about Hinch is exhibit A. How heartless do you have to be as a fan to kick the opposing manager when he is down and just lost Game 1 of the World Series. Not only did the Dodgers win, but Clayton Kershaw made the Astros bats look downright silly as he cruised through seven innings, striking out 11 batters in the process.
Hinch probably wasn’t in the state of mind to shrug off the hate from these boisterous Dodgers fans who were talking trash about his ball club. That’s the equivalent of a competitor going to the same bar as you after work and heckling you on how you couldn’t close a deal with a major client earlier that day.
Exhibit B is straight up hilarious. Like we said before, Los Angeles fans are chill and cooler than the other side of the pillow. But in Game 2, one of their fans decided it was a good idea to jump into the Astros bullpen and try to fight the players and coaches down below.
— Hershel (@Hershel) October 26, 2017
It was like Ron Burgundy jumping into the bear pit…only this time he was eaten by the bears. You could say that fan ‘immediately regretted that decision’.
Yes, the World Series is starting to reveal the true colors of the fans in Los Angeles. We all see how savage you can be and are impressed that you too have turned to the dark side of sports fandom.