Award-winning media company publishes Astros as cheaters in the rankings

Variety Magazine publishes the Astros as the “cheaters” in their annual TV rankings.

The Houston Astros returned to the World Series in 2021, after missing a game the previous year in 2020. Adversity, projections and critics did not think of the Houston team as a threat last season, mainly in part to the Sign Stealing Scandal in 2017.

Due to a negative view of the team, few analysts and personalities picked the Astros in the Fall Classic, but they did. Of course, it didn’t end in their favor, but they silenced some critics, showing that the sign-stealing scandal was not a main element of success.

The heckling and banter won’t stop anytime soon, even with only five members of the 17-team still signed up. But even four years later, the mainstream media is degrading the Astros’ accomplishments.

Variety released its ranking of the highest-rated TV shows of 2021, before the end of the year, but they tagged the Astros as the “cheaters.” This was corrected later in the article, as “Cheaters” was replaced with “Houston”.

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It’s just another sign of pettiness from an award-winning medium, which won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Overall Magazine Coverage. Variety did not provide a reason why it was published as is or a note about its correction.

The outlet highlighted Game 3 of the 2021 World Series as the only Fall Classic game on their leaderboard. That contest ended 2-0 in favor of the Atlanta Braves, so the jabs continue past the misspelling.

Games 5 and 6 of the World Series also made the top 50, which makes sense in the kingdom of Atlanta bringing home a championship and the Astros forcing a Game 6. That Game 6 was ranked No. 48 in the top 50 shows prime time television. , as well as for adults aged 18 to 49.

Cathy W. Howerton