Legendary broadcaster Al Michaels threw some unexpected shade at the Houston Astros during the Thursday Night Football broadcast.
Michaels couldn’t help but capitalize on the moment.
“Somebody is pounding on that trash can—the Astros must be in town,” the announcer said.
"Somebody's pounding on that trash can, I think the Astros must be in town."
– Al Michaels pic.twitter.com/tCLz8xXHud
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 29, 2023
Michaels, of course, is referencing the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal from 2017 and ’18 in which the team used cues such as banging on a trash can in the dugout to tell the batter which pitch was coming next.
After a season filled with Thursday Night Football duds, Michaels and Herbstreit were treated to an exciting game this week as Joe Flacco and the Browns racked up 34 points on the Jets by halftime.