Video: Yankees Fans Chant 'F--k Altuve' in Astros' 1st Trip to NY Since Scandal

Jenna CiccotelliCorrespondent IIMay 4, 2021

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - MAY 01: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros walks off the field after the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 01, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Jose Altuve didn't receive a warm welcome back to the Bronx. 

New York Yankees fans had some choice words for the Houston Astros star when he stepped up to the plate in his first appearance in New York since his team defeated the Yankees in the 2019 American League Championship Series.

Brendan Kuty @BrendanKutyNJ

Yes, #Yankees fans are yelling what you think they are yelling at #Astros’ Jose Altuve pic.twitter.com/MXG0Y7Z9hD

Of course, Altuve was among players implicated in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal from 2017-18. During that playoff series, the Yankees raised some eyebrows about the team's tendencies, but the issue didn't become an official concern until after the season. 

Upon the investigation, it was revealed that the Astros stole signs in their World Series championship campaign in 2017, when they defeated the Yankees in the ALCS. 

It's highly unlikely this is the end of it for the Astros, who are in New York until Thursday.