Baseball Fans Rip The Rangers For Refusing To Help The Astros With Hurricane Harvey Schedule

Bryan Brandom
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With the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, baseball is probably the last thing on the minds of Houston natives. But a decision from the Texas Rangers not to help out the Houston Astros, who aren’t playing home games right now thanks to flooding in their Texas city, is bringing Astros fans, baseball fans, and decent people who don’t particularly care for baseball to Twitter to slam the franchise from Arlington.

The teams will kick off a three-game series today—a “home” series for the Astros—in Tropicana Field, the home stadium of the Tampa Bay Rays, all because the Rangers refused to swap series hosting duties in light of Hurricane Harvey. The Astros approached the Rangers about playing this coming series at Texas’ Ballpark at Arlington, with Houston hosting the teams’ late-September series, which is scheduled to take place in Arlington.

The Rangers, who are 64-66 and have five teams to surpass if they’re to take a wild card spot, declined, preferring apparently to have three away games turned into contests at a neutral site.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels then offered up a terribly tone-deaf excuse for not switching home series with the Astros.

Thankfully, the people of Twitter aren’t shy about informing individuals and organizations of their all-around shittiness, especially with a disaster like Hurricane Harvey putting lives at risk.

So far, Hurricane Harvey has taken the lives of at least 10 individuals, injuring many more. Hard rain is supposed to continue through Wednesday.