Alex Bregman’s Name Gets Dirt On It | Astros Fans Brawl, Pull Hair And Toss Beer At Ted Cruz During World Series Parade

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Come on, Houston Astros fans, y’all are better than this! We know you haven’t won a World Series since 2017, and we know how people feel about that title. Well, this 2022 championship left no doubt they are the best team in baseball. In their exuberance, a few fans went overboard during the victory parade on Monday. Two women got into a serious fight, and someone threw a beer at Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

The fight was pretty intense. There were serious punches and blows thrown. One woman, wearing an Alex Bregman jersey, was tossed to the floor like a rag doll by a woman with orange-red hair. The crazy thing was for 15 seconds or so people just stood and watched and filmed it on their cellphones. Eventually some people stepped in attempting to break it up.

These women look like adults (over the age of 18), so what happened that was so egregious it led to this display of violence? Ostensibly, they were both there to celebrate their team winning the World Series. This should’ve been a joyous occasion.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

According to the Houston Police, a man was arrested for throwing a beer can at Cruz while he was on a float. The can struck the senator in the chest and neck area. He did not require any medical attention.

The man was taken into custody and faces assault charges.

“As always I’m thankful for the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action,” Cruz tweeted. “I’m also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm.”

We’ll leave that one alone …

Even at an event that should be a celebration we are seeing the realities of life in America in 2022. Tensions are high. People are feeling the weight of an increased cost of living and wages not meeting those needs.

It’s also a fraught time politically. People are dug into their side and in some cases exercising violence to defend their side, which they see as a part of their identity.

Division, strife, extreme racial animus, this nation has been set on a powder keg ready to explode seemingly for centuries.

With Election Day on Tuesday and the potential for a congressional majority to shift from Democrats to Republicans, we could see an increase in civil unrest. There is already a faction that will contest every election result that does not go in their favor.

According to a survey, one in five adults in the United States would be willing to tolerate acts of political violence.

Garen J. Wintemute, the director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Program and an emergency room physician, led the survey and said while there is a step between condoning and committing political violence, we might see some this cycle.

“I expect to see sporadic acts of violence around the midterm election,” he said.

Given all of that, it’s a shame that the celebration of a sports team winning the championship can’t be the one thing we all agree to enjoy.