Jose Altuve made himself available in the clubhouse after the press conference. He was asked about the buzzers and immediately referred to the league’s investigation not finding anything instead of flat out saying they didn’t exist. The Astros used buzzers. No doubt in my mind.
The Astros going with the defense that they cheated but it didn't really matter is a wild one.
The Astros just somehow made themselves look worse
"You aren't no damn champions. You're CHEATERS!"
went OFF on the Astros 😮
People hate the Yankees for winning
People hate the Lakers for winning
People hate the Patriots for winning
People hate the Cowboys for winning
People hate the #Astros because they've showed absolutely no remorse and nothing but arrogance for lying, deception & cheating
Astros owner Jim Crane on the Astros' cheating scandal: "Our opinion is that this didn't impact the game."
Crane when asked again later in the news conference: "I didn't say it didn't impact the game."
The Astros PR department isn’t very good at the PR thing.
MLB did an investigation and discovered the Houston Astros cheated during their 2017 World Series season and punished them. The Astros apologized for breaking the rules and fired the GM and manager. The title should be vacated. It's not that hard. Do the right thing @MLB
Sounds like the Astros would've handled this press conference and subsequent interviews better if they'd known what was coming.
Someone bang a trash can if the Astros PR firm should be fired. Owner was embarrassing. A terrible game plan/strategy for how to approach this presser. What a clown show.
Dear PR firms,
What the Astros have done to handle crisis situations in the last 4 months— advise your clients to do the opposite.
Jim Crane apparently thinks the Astros cheated but for no benefit. Which would make them dishonest AND dumb. (Of course, no one believes they didn’t benefit.)
The Astros “apology” this morning
Sean Manaea was pretty unimpressed with the Astros presser this morning. “They didn’t own up to anything, they all just sort of said the same thing. They want to move on but they haven’t even said what they’ve done.”
the Astros apology in a nutshell
Again, what some people don't fully grasp is just how pissed opposing players w/ other teams are regarding the Astros. And if u think it's just Yankees & Dodgers ur not paying attention or simply ignoring reality. Players are livid and want to talk. That awful presser won't help
The Astros are a total embarrassment. Their fans trying to give them a pass are even worse.
Can you imagine if it came out Andy Reid had the opposing headset bugged and KC knew all the calls coming? They’d be stripped of the title and rightfully so.
Shame, Houston. Shame.
Did the Astros' cheating impact the game?
If the Astros want to “move on” from this mess .... maybe actually own up to it and be accountable, or just keep “BS”ing ... which is what they will do and this will linger and tear them apart 🤷🏼♂️ @MLB
If the events of the past year (blocking Tigers reporter from clubhouse, handling of taunting of female reporter, this sign-stealing scandal presser) have taught us anything, it's the #Astros PR staff is an absolute mess.
Last time i will talk about the Astros.
Astros beat Yankees in 2017
Red sox beat Yankees in 2018
Astros beat Yankees in 2019
Astros caught cheating
Alex Cora Caught
Astros dont lose anything
Redsox dont lose anything
Yankees and LA got the real punishments. MLB failed hard
I don’t believe there has been a more repugnant culture in pro sports than the one in Houston with the Astros. Harassing females. Lying. Rampant full scale cheating. Absence of accountability from ownership. It’s a cesspool.
Royals All-Star Whit Merrifield on the Astros: “I have no interest in hearing about them.... I have no respect for those guys anymore.”
RT this if you think Rob Manfred needs to resign over not punishing the Astros over their cheating scandal
when the Astros cheat:
- gets downplayed
- keeps World Series title
- gives half ass apology
when my father cheats:
- gets kicked out of house
- loses custody of kids
- ordered to pay alimony
plz come back dad i miss you
The Astros owner speculates that the team stopped cheating in early 2018 and didn't cheat at all in 2019.
Why would you stop cheating after it helped you win World Series? Also, why would the Nats have been told to come up with an elaborate sign scheme if they weren't cheating?
You can be upset at Indians ownership all you want but lets give their promotions department credit for giving out stainless steel tumblers when they play the Astros on July 2nd. https://t.co/KP5F33jyj0
Do you think the #Astros actually meant their apologies?