Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer trolls Houston Astros with latest t-shirt design

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 19: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 19: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Reds starter Trevor Bauer is at it again.

Trevor Bauer has not shied away from expressing his disdain for the Houston Astros and their cheating scandal that rocked the baseball world earlier this winter. The Cincinnati Reds starter posted a photo to his social media platform with yet another dig at the 2017 World Champions. This time, it’s a t-shirt.

Bauer posted a picture of himself back at Great American Ball Park, but there was a not-so-subtle jab at the Astros. In the photograph posted to Bauer’s Twitter account, the Reds right-hander is wearing a unique t-shirt that reads, “TRASH-TOWN”: Houston Cheated 2017 Chumps”.

The shirt is quite ingenious, as the letters T-R-A-S are orange in color, while the H-Town is white. Houston is oftentimes referred to as H-Town, so the shirt reflects the city of Houston’s nickname while at the same time shining light on the fact that the Astros banged on trash cans as a way alert hitters as to what pitch was coming their way.

The commissioner’s trophy, which is awarded to the World Series Champion each year, is part of the graphic as well. However, the trophy is sitting atop a trash can, which is once again a reference to the Astros dugout banging on trash cans to signify if a breaking ball was coming. Stealing signs wasn’t the issue with the investigation, but the use of technology to obtain those signs was.

Throughout the lengthy delay to the 2020 baseball season, Trevor Bauer has feuded with Commissioner Rob Manfred, former Reds pitcher Kyle Loshe, former major leaguer Aubrey Huff and Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. I don’t expect the Reds hurler to give up anytime soon.

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Right or wrong in his assertions, Trevor Bauer is certainly an entertaining follow on social media. He’s not afraid to pick a fight with anyone with whom he disagrees. The Astros may not like his latest troll move, but every other baseball fanbase is sure to ask Bauer where they can obtain one of those t-shirts.