Yankees Fan Bangs Trash Can During Astros Stars’ Batting Practice

In Tuesday’s Hot Clicks: A salty Yankees fan makes his presence known at Astros camp, a frightening crash at Daytona and more.
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Did he have a buzzer, too?

Monday’s workout at Astros camp gave us a glimpse of what Houston players can expected to be subjected to by opposing fans this season. 

As Astros stars José Altuve, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman stepped into the cage for their first batting practice of the day, one prankster behind the plate started banging on a trash can. 

Because this is 2020, the dude filmed his banging and posted it on Twitter. 

The guy is a Yankees fan, of course, and he apparently made the trip to West Palm Beach with the explicit purpose of giving the Astros a piece of his mind. When Altuve walked to the field, hounded by autograph seekers, the Yankees fan yelled out, “Cheater!”

If this kind of stuff is starting to happen in just the first few days of spring training, imagine what Astros players are going to face when the games start to matter and they head out on the road. Opposing fans better spend the rest of the offseason brainstorming ways to get under Houston’s skin. 

Scary moment at Daytona

Everyone was holding their breath after a really awful crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Ryan Newman’s car hit the wall and flipped over, bursting into flames as it skidded upside down along the pavement. A black screen was brought out to shield Newman from fans and TV cameras as he was loaded onto a stretcher. 

The good news is that, while Newman was hospitalized in serious condition, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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