Hank Aaron Says Players Involved In Astros Sign-Stealing Scandal Should Be Banned For Life (VIDEO)
You can now put Hank Aaron’s name down as one of many people who feels that players on the Astros should’ve been punished. He not only wants them punished, but wants Major League Baseball to bring down the hammer on those involved in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.
In an interview with Today’s Craig Melvin — Aaron stated he was shocked to hear about the Astros’ electronically stealing signs during the 2017 and 2018 seasons and he truly believes that anyone who participated in the scheme should receive a lifetime ban from the sport.
“Do you think the punishment fit the crime?” Melvin asked Aaron.
“No, I don’t,” Aaron said. “I think whoever did that, they should be out of baseball for the rest of their lives.”
He was also asked about players stealing signs back in his day.
“They didn’t steal them that way.”
Major League Baseball released their findings last month and subsequently suspended Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for a year. They would later be fired by the owner.
In the fallout of the scandal, managers Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán parted ways with the Red Sox and Mets after being named in MLB’s report.