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Small brewery bashes Astros for 2017 cheating scandal with 'Trash Can Banger' beer

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Published on May 29, 2020 - Duration: 00:32s

Small brewery bashes Astros for 2017 cheating scandal with 'Trash Can Banger' beer

Major League Baseball fans deprived of the opportunity to heckle the Houston Astros for the 2017 sign-stealing scandal have been offered the chance to make their point from home by drinking a beer.

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Small brewery bashes Astros for 2017 cheating scandal with 'Trash Can Banger' beer

SHOWS: UNKNOWN LOCATION (RECENT) (STILL IMAGE-MUTE) (REUTERS VIA HANDOUT FROM DEPARTED SOLES BREWING COMPANY - Broadcasters and Digital: NO RESALE.

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STILL PHOTO OF DEPARTED SOLES BREWING COMPANY'S 'TRASH CAN BANGER' BEER, WHICH MOCKS THE HOUSTON ASTROS PLAYERS WHO BANGED ON A TRASH CAN NEAR THEIR DUGOUT TO CHEAT DURING THE 2017 SEASON LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 1, 2017) (STILL IMAGES-MUTE) (USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES - Broadcaster and Digital: MUST COURTESY 'USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES') 2.

STILL PHOTO OF HOUSTON ASTROS CELEBRATING AFTER GETTING FINAL OUT TO WIN 2017 WORLD SERIES AGAINST LOS ANGELES DODGERS 3.

STILL PHOTO OF ASTROS PLAYER JOSE ALTUVE HOLDING WORLD SERIES TROPHY SURROUNDED BY ASTROS PLAYERS 4.

STILL PHOTO OF HOUSTON ASTROS GEORGE SPRINGER HITTING HOME RUN DURING GAME 7 OF 2017 WORLD SERIES AGAINST LOS ANGELES DODGERS STORY: Major League Baseball fans deprived of the opportunity to heckle the Houston Astros for the 2017 sign-stealing scandal have been offered the chance to make their point from home by drinking a beer.

In January, the league said that Astros players near the dugout had hit garbage cans to let its batters know what pitch was coming next during the club's 2017 championship season.

Departed Soles Brewing, a small brewery in New Jersey, has made a clear reference to the scandal with a new offering, an IPA called Trash Can Banger.

The beer comes in white, orange and yellow striped cans that recall the distinctive "Tequila Sunrise" uniform worn by the Astros between 1975 and 1993.

"Beer releases are like a pitcher's arsenal, and you never really know what's coming and when ... unless, of course, you cheat," the brewery said in its promotional material.

The sign-stealing scandal rocked the baseball world during the offseason, leading to the firing of Astros manager A.J.

Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow.

The team was also fined $5 million and lost draft picks but was allowed to keep its 2017 title and no Astros players were punished, leading some to argue the franchise got off too lightly.

Baseball fans had been primed to make the team's life a living hell on the road this season but baseball's March 26 Opening Day was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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