The Astros are arguable the best team in baseball right now. When you’re the best team in baseball, you often play loose. A 15.5 game divisional lead also give anyone a little bit of comfort. So the Astros are having a little bit of fun.
Aging slugger Carlos Beltran has not played a game in the outfield since May 16. The switch-hitting Beltran has now transitioned to full time DH, so the Astros decided to hold a funeral service for the mitt, which rarely sees any action.
The service, led by the holy Brian McCann, was meant to poke fun at the three time gold glove award winner Beltran. A few fake Halloween tombstones, along with a shoebox coffin in centerfield, Beltrans old stomping ground.
More photos from Carlos Beltran's glove being laid to rest. Rev. Brian McCann presiding. (Photos from Getty Images). pic.twitter.com/IRNoUsRmac— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) July 17, 2017
The service must have inspired Beltran, who hit a game tying two run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, his 12th of the year. The Astros look like the team to beat in the American League, but hopefully they don’t have to hold another service for someone’s bat anytime soon.