After MLB announced the punishment levied on the Houston Astros for their sign stealing shenanigans, once again former Dodger Yu Darvish took to social media to have some fun with a bad situation.
If the Dodgers are planning a 2017 World Series parade, I would love to join! So if that is in the works, can someone make a Yu Garbage Jersey for me?
— ???????(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) January 14, 2020
Of course, Darvish started that fateful game 7 of the 2017 World Series for the Dodgers. Immediately after word got out in early November that the Astros may have cheated their way to a world championship, Darvish was shocked to find his name trending on Twitter about that 2017 World Series.
Equally as fast, he put the onus of failure on himself rather than the Astros cheating. Darvish started two games against Houston — one at Dodger Stadium, and one at Minute Maid Park in Houston — and got hit around in both games, allowing 8 earned runs in 3.1 innings pitched.
While fans and players are understandably fuming over a perceived weak punishment from MLB, the former Dodger Darvish helps put a little smile on the faces of fans in the midst of a perpetually upsetting narrative that Los Angeles and its fans were robbed of their first world title in 29 years.
Next up, what punishment MLB will hand out to Alex Cora after being involved in two cheating scandals with Houston and the Boston Red Sox. Until then, get Darvish his “Yu Garbage” jersey.