Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had a one-word response Monday to the one-finger Bronx salutes he received during Game 4 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium: “scoreboard.”

Cruz, dressed in Houston Astros orange, took in his hometown team’s 6-5 victory over the Yankees from prime seats in the second row behind home plate Sunday night.

The GOP lawmaker found himself on the receiving end of a profane razzing from the Yankees faithful, with some fans booing, and at least three others flipping him the bird. 

Cruz had the last laugh, however, as the Astros knocked the Yankees out of the American League playoffs for the third time since 2017 and advanced to their fourth World Series in six years.

Retweeting a Post story about the less-than-warm reception, Cruz added his “scoreboard” admonition, along with the hashtag “#GoStros.”

The 51-year-old waited out a 90-minute rain delay to see Houston complete the sweep — even recording Aaron Judge’s game and series-ending groundout on his phone, which he gleefully posted on Twitter shortly after the game ended.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the stands of the Yankees/Astros game Sunday night in Yankee Stadium.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the stands of the Yankees/Astros game Sunday night in Yankee Stadium.
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Sen. Ted Cruz responded to Yankees fans in a tweet linking to the New York Post.
Sen. Ted Cruz responded to Yankees fans in a tweet linking to the New York Post.
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Cruz had been tweeting about being at the game, posting pictures of him waving at the bleachers from his seat just behind home plate in Yankee Stadium.

Sen. Ted Cruz at Yankees/Astros game Sunday night in the Bronx.
Sen. Ted Cruz at Yankees/Astros game Sunday night in the Bronx.
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But when he got up to leave his seat in the sixth inning, Yankees fans heckled him as a “loser,” and a “racist piece of s–t.”

Others called for him to go “back to Cancun,” recalling his trip to the Mexican resort in February 2021 when a brutal winter storm knocked out power for millions of his Texas constituents. 

Cruz was in the Big Apple for a Monday appearance on ABC’s “The View” to promote his book, “Justice Corrupted.”

During the show, Cruz was heckled again by climate change protesters, forcing the program into a commercial break.



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