On Thursday night, Al Michaels couldn’t resist making a playful jab at the Houston Astros while calling the Week 17 “Thursday Night Football” game for Amazon between the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets.
As the Jets’ offense took the field at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Ohio, the audible banging prompted Michaels to humorously suggest, “Somebody’s pounding on that trash can. I think the Astros must be in town.”
This quip, of course, alludes to the notorious cheating scandal involving the Astros during the 2017 MLB season, where they used trash cans to signal pitches to their hitters.
Despite the Astros winning the World Series in 2017 and again in 2022, the lingering repercussions of their cheating tactics persist. Michaels’ remark adds a touch of humor to the ongoing scrutiny surrounding the Astros’ actions.