Much like opposing fans of different teams, players in Major League Baseball are absolutely outraged in the latest scandal that has engulfed the league stemming from a sign-stealing scam by the Houston Astros.
The MLB dropped the hammer on the franchise earlier this week, revealing its investigation into the Astros found the team did, in fact, steal signs from opponents beginning in the 2017 season. That got their manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow both suspended for a year and ultimately fired by the owner.
Since then, we’ve seen the Boston Red Sox fire Alex Cora and carlos Beltran step down as manager of the New York Mets.
“This is worse than steroids.”
That’s what Cleveland Indians superstar Mike Clevinger thinks when he went OFF on the Astros and ripped them for possibly screwing over hundreds of other players.
“That’s another part that pisses me off. That lineup’s talented enough that I think if they just had the due diligence to do the regular baseball s**t — pick one, I’m tipping whatever — they’d do damage.”
“You have buddies that if they knew what was coming would be perennial All-Stars in the big leagues, dude.”
“But, to each their own. I’m not going to sit here and just be quiet about someone blatantly taking millions of dollars and food off my table, let alone other people’s tables.”
“I don’t think any of those motherf**kers should be able to look us in the eye. They should feel ashamed.”
Here’s the video:
Indians vs. Astros is certainly going to be interesting matchup in 2020.