#Yankees and #Dodgers both lost in 7 games to the 2017 #Astros in the ALCS and WS, respectively. Who knows what who was doing when. But if you are those tam today …
#Phillies manager Joe Girardi lost his job after the Yankees lost to the Astros in Game 7 of the 2017 ALCS. At the winter meetings last month, he was asked for his reaction to the allegations against the Astros:
Remember this? AJ Hinch called it a joke when the #Yankees accused the #Astros of a whistling sound during the 2019 ALCS. Well, it’s not too much of a joke now. https://t.co/xZ52AwPH6d
Since Altuve’s home run in Game 6 of the ALCS:
* Taubman went Taubman
* Astros went 0-4 AT HOME in a World Series
* Gerrit Cole, bye bye
* A.J. Hinch, bye bye
* Jeff Luhnow, bye bye
* Two 1st and two 2nd round picks, bye bye
That’s quite the heel turn by the baseball gods.
"I suggest they put their name by it if they are so passionate about it," Hinch said in the ALCS. Well, Mike Fiers put his name by it. Now Hinch and Luhnow are suspended for a year. Amazing. https://t.co/TSQYINo7IO
Although MLB investigated Yankees' two complaints from 2019 ALCS -- whistling in Game 1 and flashing lights in Game 6 -- it did not find sufficient evidence to discipline Astros for anything that occurred last year.
So if im Joe Girardi I’m livid right now. I get fired after losing in the 2017 ALCS when I won every single home game and a cheating team beat me at their home when they knew the pitches. Not enough people are talking about this. The astros cheating cost Joe his dream job
The thing that pisses me off the most is how UNNECESSARY it was. We were the best team in the MLB in 2017. If cheating was so pivotal to our 2017 success, we wouldn't have followed it up with 2018 ALCS and 2019 WS appearances.
We didn't NEED to cheat. And it's infuriating.
Game 1 -- Keuchel - 7 IP, 0 R
Game 2 -- Verlander -- 9 IP, 1 R
Game 6 -- Verlander -- 7 IP, 0 R
Game 7 -- Morton/McCullers -- 9 IP, 0 R
This is why the Yankees lost in 2017. https://t.co/dbGzb4P8Uq
I understand the drum beating for the Dodgers losing two consecutive World Series to Houston and the under-investigation Red Sox. But we cannot simply award those titles to LA. There were teams who lost in the respective ALCS each year who might have still bested them.
If anyone can look at Edwin Encarnacion and his ALCS performance and still think the Yankees cheated they are a special kind of stupid. https://t.co/eFxzIfhXdE
“no one expected the 2017 yankees to make it as far as they did with those rookies. so the houston assholes had to cheat by stealing signs and still got taken to game 7 of the ALCS” https://t.co/sy9Q2IrJRS
in 2017 #Yankees lost to the #Astros in the ALCS in 7 games
#Astros won all 4 games at home
hmmm wonder how they pulled that off
I haven’t been this nervous for a game since the ‘04 Red Sox ALCS. I feel like I’m 12 years old again
Stupid move.....but regardless Stros will be where they belong next year.....in the ALCS at minimum. https://t.co/GBSJ9CfISE
The Yanks and their minions should lay low. I remember when Giambi hit 2 bombs off of Pedro in the 2003 ALCS with an extra arm growing out of his head, for chrissakes. Cost Grady his job. https://t.co/3xEQJtToTv
I love Aaron Boone but that 2017 ALCS game 7 cost Joe Girardi his job so these penalties aren’t harsh enough for me. Title should be stripped and given to the Dodgers. https://t.co/KKyfbmszWk
@alyshadelvalle @Dodgers @MLB
Well it needs to go back to the ALCS. They don’t beat the Yankees without cheating. I say the Yankees and Dodgers play for the 2017 Title lol.
As a @Yankees
fan, the worst part of all this is now wondering if they’d have won the ‘17 #alcs instead of just being able to shrug and say the #Astros were the better team. @MLB
did the right thing today as did @astros
In 2017, the Houston #Astros defeated the New York #Yankees in the ALCS, winning all four games (including Game 7) at Minute Maid Park.
On Monday, Major League Baseball disciplined the #Astros with one of the harshest punishments in baseball history.
Following today’s events, this interview from the 2019 ALCS by former manager AJ Hinch is hilariously bad.
Astros have had a fun time since literally half an hour after they won the ALCS and Taubman started talking.
Couldn't happen to kinder men
This penalty is weak af towards the owner. That $5M is couch change foe Crane compared to the profits he got from the playoff run 2017, especially with both ALCS and WS going 7 gms. It’s not like his club has to function without a manager or GM, he only has to hire new cheaters.
Lets replay the ALCS man to man with no cheating and let’s see how it goes, CHEATERS!!! I’m glad AJ has been fired and never again in MLB, Cora and Beltran hopefully FIRED also...
So JBJ won ALCS MVP because Cora cheated on the team he use to cheat with. That’s an asterisk
It’s possible without the sign stealing they don’t even make it to LA. They won games 1 and 2 at home against the Yankees in the ALCS by only a run before getting lit up three straight games in NY. Crane must be buying from Heisenberg to come up with this kind of statement.