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Astros hit with 1-year suspensions for manager, GM, and heavy draft penalties UPDATE: Sox fire Cora

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Regan MacNeil, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Sounds familiar; Giuliani is his personal counsel too??
  2. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Crane keeps his title, faces no punishment in one of the worst sports scandals in history. Color me shocked.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Kobe had more regret
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    No evidence that he knew about the scheme, no rules about lack of institutional control.
  5. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    And yet...
    If he doesn't immediately fire Hinch & Luhnow, There's a good chance that they as well as Cora & Beltran would have kept their jobs.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I get the sense that a lot of fans really don't give a shit. Sure, the Dodgers fans do, because it gives them a scapegoat. But Beltran from what I read joined the Astros from the Yankees and said the Astros were behind the times on this type of thing. So now the Yankees are possibly implicated. The Red Sox are already implicated. The Cardinals are already known cheats from when the former director of scouting hacked the Astros personnel database. I imagine a lot more of this shit goes on and every team knows it, so their PR people are probably thinking its wise to tell their own players to tamp down criticism. Has that happened? Has MLB made a directive?

    This was such a dumb system of cheating that was inevitably going to get exposed.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Seems like I've seen plenty of criticism of it from the players. Tanaka and Severino, to name two, just recently spoke how it pissed them off.
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I guess they're assuming the Yankees didn't dabble as well.
  12. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    The Astros should just own this thing. "In an effort to win games we used electronic means to see other teams' signs, which is against the rules of baseball. For that we apologize."

    It's that simple and better than all the mealy-mouth dancing around they are doing now.
    JC likes this.
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