Yankees Respond To Astros Cheating Scandal
The Yankees responded to the Astros cheating scandal this past week.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, team general manager Brian Cashman admitted that he had been suspicious of Houston’s success for quite some time.
“We’ve done our due diligence and tried to do everything we could, and have done everything we can to try to protect our signs as much as possible,” he said.
“We’ve continued to evolve over the course of time because of you know, concerns.”
Earlier this month MLB commissioner Rob Manfred came out and implicated the Astros in a signal-stealing scandal. Three different head coaches lost their jobs as a result of the incident.
Houston ultimately won the World Series in 2017, a season the league identified as one the cheating took place in.
Before making it to the World Series, the Astros played the Yankees in the 2017 ALCS.
Houston ended up winning the series in seven games.
Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone spoke about the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme.
“It’s disappointing. Frustrating. Frankly, I spent a couple days trying to get my head wrapped around the emotions that I was feeling about it.”https://t.co/zbgZ1e5axu
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“It’s disappointing,” Aaron Boone said of the scandal.
“Frustrating. Frankly, I spent a couple days trying to get my head wrapped around the emotions that I was feeling about it.”
While Cashman was obviously disappointed with the way things went down, he took an optimistic view of the future.
“Baseball is now determined, with the strongest instance of Mike Fiers coming forward and being a whistleblower, to really shed light on some of the things that were occurring down in Houston,” he said.
Will baseball really be able to eradicate practices like the ones Houston employed to cheat their way to a championship? Time will tell.