Manfred says he didn't strip Astros of title because "the idea of...asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile idea." Really? The WS championship is just a piece of metal? The corporate commish still doesn't have a clue https://t.co/w1xSB5obwr
Yu Darvish doesn't think the Astros should be able to keep their World Series title and thinks they should all stop talking. Keep in mind, Yuli Gurriel's racist mocking of Darvish was while Houston was stealing signs from the Dodgers in the World Series.
#Astros new walkup songs...
Yu Darvish on the Astros:
"Olympics, when players cheat, they can't have a gold medal, right? But [the Astros] still have a World Series title. That makes me feel weird."
Manfred said they thought about stripping the Astros of their World Series title but decided not to because there was zero precedent and he wanted the public to judge the facts.
Hey pal, all of the fans and the players want the title stripped. Now what?
Rob Manfred on ESPN just said he will send a memorandum to all teams discouraging retaliation against the Astros. He cited that throwing at Astros hitters is inappropriate, and increased punishments will be in play.
As opposed to ZERO punishment for the players who cheated.
So Rob Manfred won't punish Astros players but now is going to up the discipline for throwing at them intentionally? Got it.
It's crystal clear.
MLB needs to step in and vacate the 2017 Houston Astros World Series title.
The Astros had a chance to put it to bed and choked it.
It's the only way to truly end this whole debacle.
Time for Rob Manfred to lead and nip this in the bud.
Carlos Correa is full of shit. He said Jose Altuve, future MVP, told his teammates not to bang the trash can for him. It was banged 24 times. Tony Kemp, a 25-year-old with virtually zero big league time, told the Astros not to bang the trash can for him. It was banged 0 times. https://t.co/EWHEE96duL
This is gonna upset all the Astros fans who think I single handidly started the buzzer rumor. https://t.co/1CWpF73g5L
If a pitcher gets suspended for throwing at an Astros player he will be suspended longer for doing that than any Astros player was suspended for cheating.
Let that sink in
Here's the thing about the Astros bad apologies: it's not because they're tone deaf or because they have bad P.R. It's because they're not sorry.
Manfred: “Anyone intentionally throwing at Astros hitters will be suspended”
Judge when Altuve tries to turn the double play:
Rob Manfred says that the codebreaker guys that are still employed by the Astros were not punished because they only did it because of the pressure placed on them by the players. Players that received no tangible punishment, in case you forgot.
The Braves illegally paid prospects more money and got a 3 year IFA ban & lost a draft pick. The GM was banned from baseball for life
The Astros use video to know literally the exact pitch that's coming for at least THREE years and they lose draft picks for 2 years
What a joke
Full squad tomorrow!
#AstrosST x #ForTheH
How do the Astros still have a World Series title they wholly cheated to win?
I mean, this is ridiculous at this point.
Strip the title and move on.
The Astros punishment should’ve been Chaka Khan singing the anthem for all of their home games
Dodgers twitter: Fvck the cheating Astros
Yankees twitter: Yeah! To hell with those cheating bastards!
Astros twitter: Kiss our ass we don’t care!
I think you should fly to astros spring training in Florida, take a bucket of balls, and start throwing at guys.
That was a compelling NBA All-Star Game. But wait until Dodgers players face Astros players in the MLB All-Star Game this summer in L.A.
Manfred: No throwing at Astros hitters otherwise you’re suspended
Runners going into second base on Carlos Correa all year: https://t.co/K77vjC3OPb
The Astros cheated us out of a Red Sox-Yankees ALCS in 2017. So that’s sick
Pues también es mala suerte que los astros se alineen de tal modo que trunquen una brillante carrera en Harvard y te acaben condenando a portar una cartera ministerial...
“The public airing of what went on here (#Astros) is a form of discipline and maybe the most powerful deterrent of anything that we did here.”
No, Rob. You’re fucking wrong. The most power deterrent would be stripping the cheats of their championship...
Stuck in a middle seat on this flight next to a dude wearing a Astros WS Ring.....
I shoulda known he'd Steal the armrest.....
Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette thinks Houston Astros players should pay for sign-stealing scandal https://t.co/ew6dEx0FOA
People are so misdirected about astros fans. We are mad they cheated. It wasn’t necessary. What do y’all want us to do? Roll over and die? Switch teams? No. I am annoyed at them but sorr they aren’t quitting the mlb to work at McDonald’s, Susan. Try again.
I never fully believed the #Astros used buzzers in 2019. I just found it to be too ridiculous. Now after Manfred’s comments, I’m actually beginning to believe they did. #MLB