Houston Astros Owner Addresses Sign Stealing Scandal: ‘This Didn’t Impact the Game’ | TIME Houston Astros Owner Addresses Sign Stealing Scandal: ‘This Didn’t Impact the Game’ | TIMELast month, when MLB announce the penalties to the Houston Astros, I just shoot an apology to our fans and the City of Houston. I want to say again how sorry are team is For What hap. I want to also repeat that this will never happen again on my watch. Mlb clearly stated that people leading the baseball operation and field operation should be held accountable for these actions, and I agree with him: are GM and manager will not only suspended for a year? We went above and beyond and fired them. Mlb also acknowledge that the player should not be punished for the failure of our leadership.
The leaders enabled condone and did not stock those actions that happened. I also agree that our players should not be punished for these actions. These are a great group of guys who did not receive proper guidance from their leaders. We cannot change the actions of the past, but we’re fully committed and moving forward in the right way. I believe a big step in movie board is with our new GM and manager. We have two men of Great Character, leading our baseball operation. James click and Dusty Baker will help our players and our Tire organization deliver a competitive team on the field and continue our commitment to Houston and make them proud off the field.
I’M very optimistic about this season. We have a great ball Club and I look forward to talking to you all about the future. Finally, I would like to personally thank all of our fans, sponsors and the community of Houston for their loyalty and support excusing do use the word. Cheating was this cheating? We broke the rules and you can phrase that anyway, you want just didn’t impact the game. We had a good team, we won the World Series and we’ll leave it at that.In January, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a report showing how the team used electronic espionage, in concert with banging a trash can, to cheat during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
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Houston Astros Owner Addresses Sign Stealing Scandal: ‘This Didn’t Impact the Game’