Aaron Judge just became the latest to call out the Houston Astros in the wake of their cheating scheme that has rocked the sport of baseball. Not only did the cheating upset players and fans, but it wasn’t just the cheating, it was the lack of punishment for the players involved.
The New York Yankees star touched on that as well as many other things during his press conference.
“I wasn’t a fan of the punishment,” Judge told reporters on Tuesday. “I thought it was a little weak for a player-driven scheme.”
Astros players were given immunity in exchange for their testimony, while the MLB elected to suspend manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow through the 2020 season, and team owner Jim Crane subsequently fired them.
Judge when asked if the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series title:
“I just don’t think it holds any value. You cheated,” he said. “It wasn’t earned. That’s how I feel. It wasn’t earned the way of playing the game right.”
Judge is entering his fourth season with the New York Yankees.
The Astros and Yankees will face off in the 2020 regular season during a three-game homestand in May in Houston.
New York lost the American League Championship Series to the Astros in 2017 as well as the 2019 ALCS.
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