You want to know how huge this sign stealing scandal has gotten?
Illinois Congressman Bobby L. Rush called for a hearing to be held by the Subcommittees on Oversight & Investigations and Consumer Protection & Commerce regarding the entire situation.
Following the investigation of Major League Baseball into the Houston Astros of their 2017 season, the league issued 1-year bans to general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch.
The Astros fired both Luhnow and Hinch this week which ultimately led to the Boston Red Sox dismissing manager Alex Cora as well as Carlos Beltran parting ways with the New York Mets after being hired as their manager in November.
The Red Sox are now under investigation for reportedly using their replay room to steal signs during the 2018 season in which they also won the World Series.
Bobby L. Rush wrote in his statement, “It is clear that Major League Baseball is firmly in the midst of ‘an ethical crisis.’ Cheating in any sport is anathema, especially in professional sports. Many children, and adults for that matter, look up to professional athletes as a testament to the American dream and what is possible through hard work and determination. This latest fiasco is nothing short of a gut punch to those ideals.”