Before the coronavirus worsened and jeopardized the 2020 baseball season, there was much discussion about the Houston Astros and the sign-stealing scandal that may have fueled their 2017 World Series Championship. Since the scandal broke, a number of people have lost their jobs, including the Astros manager and general manager, as well as the manager of the Boston Red Sox and a newly-hired manager of the New York Mets, both of whom were with Houston in 2017. The American public has little tolerance for large-scale cheating and will, more often than not, support the underdog.