Mike Clevinger added his name to the list of MLB players who remain pissed off with the Houston Astros in the wake of their cheating scandal.
The Cleveland Indians pitcher appeared on the Starting 9 podcast and criticized Astros players for needing a “piece of paper” in order to apologize for being the “biggest piece of s–t in baseball history”:
Clevinger is obviously referring to the way the team apologized for their cheating last week at a press conference.
“I am really sorry about the choices that were made by my team, by the organization and by me. I have learned from this and I hope to regain the trust of baseball fans,” Astros third baseman Alex Bregman said in a prepared statement.
Jose Altuve added the “whole Astros organization feels bad for what happened in 2017.”
Astros owner Jim Crane only pissed off people even more when he stated the sign-stealing “didn’t impact the game,” but he also said, “This will never happen again on my watch. … We’re apologizing because we broke the rules.”
The Astros received a $5 million fine and forfeited their first- and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 from MLB as a result of the scandal.
Many wanted the players to receive suspensions and the 2017 title to be vacated. None of those things happened.