Tag Archives: Astros

Ex-Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis: ‘We obviously cheated baseball’ | Sport

Evan Gattis fought to win a World Series ring with the Houston Astros and got one in 2017. Looking back, it feels like he lost. Gattis was with the Astros for their historic run, which since has been disgraced by revelations of a sign-stealing scheme that cost general manager Jeff …

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MLB future depends on curbing technology after Astros sign stealing

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The enormous fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has pushed baseball into a moment of crisis. The root cause of the scandal is embedded in the nine-page report by commissioner Rob Manfred: technocrats gaining power in how the game is played. Amid all the outrage and the reviews of …

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Astros hear boos, confiscate fan’s sign in first spring training game since cheating scandal

Astros hear boos, confiscate fan's sign in first spring training game since cheating scandal

Real live baseball returned this weekend as spring training games started across Arizona and Florida. Yeah, Cactus League and Grapefruit League games are meaningless in the standings, but it’s baseball, and spring games are fun in their own way.  The Houston Astros opened their exhibition schedule Saturday night against the Washington …

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Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs confiscated

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs confiscated

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs taken. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering Houston, and ballpark personnel …

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Astros booed and taunted in first spring training game since sign-stealing scandal

Astros booed and taunted in first spring training game since sign-stealing scandal

Real live baseball has returned. Spring training games started across Arizona and Florida on Saturday. Yeah, Cactus League and Grapefruit League games are meaningless in the standings, but it’s baseball, and spring games are fun in their own way.  The Houston Astros opened their exhibition schedule Saturday night against the Washington …

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Astros’ Reddick tells of death threats to his children over cheating scandal | Sport

On the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team’s sign-stealing scandal, union head Tony Clark said safety had become an issue for some of his members. “There are undoubtedly concerns out there based on some of the …

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Catcher Jonathan Lucroy says he was changing signs every pitch vs. Astros

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy says he was changing signs every pitch vs. Astros

FORT MYERS, Fla. — As a catcher who spent parts of four seasons playing in the American League West between 2016 and 2019, Jonathan Lucroy found himself in a unique position to observe the sign-stealing tactics of the Houston Astros while needing to plan against the scheme. Lucroy, who is …

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Catcher Jonathan Lucroy said he was changing signs every pitch vs. Astros

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy said he was changing signs every pitch vs. Astros

FORT MYERS, Fla. — As a catcher who spent parts of four seasons playing in the American League West between 2016 and 2019, Jonathan Lucroy found himself in a unique position to observe the sign-stealing tactics of the Houston Astros while needing to plan against the scheme. Lucroy, who is …

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Should Astros players fear for their safety after the cheating scandal? | Sport

The Houston Astros have been punished, but has justice truly been served? That’s the big question hovering around Major League Baseball as commissioner Rob Manfred makes a futile attempt to move on from one of the biggest scandals in league history. Soon, Astros hitters, many of whom were part of …

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MLBPA fires back at Rob Manfred over Astros player immunity

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred attempted to clear the air yet again on Tuesday about his office’s handling of Houston Astros’ cheating scandal, but one point of contention has triggered a public disagreement with the MLB Players Association. During his news conference on Tuesday, Manfred said his office told …

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