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When Joe Kelly struck out and made fun of the Astros' shortstop two years ago, there was a dispute over the cleaning of the benches. Correa, Carlos

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Kelly was heard making fun of a former Houston player on Friday night.

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Kemp contested the umpire's finding that he had struck the ball with his hand.

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Kelly, though, appeared to shout at Kemp as he approached the dugout, saying that the pitch

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even if he hadn't been in the striking zone. In addition, Kelly appears to pepper his diatribe with a selected 12-letter phrase that starts with "mother" and rhymes with "trucker."

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Kemp responded with a sarcastic thumbs up. Unknown was the extent to which the infamous cheating incident had an impact on Kelly's critical statements.

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which Kelly and others say ruined the Astros' World Series triumph in 2017.

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Kelly made it very evident that his brazen, sad mockery was actually meant as payback for the cheating accusations after striking out Correa in July 2020.