Not sure how many baseball fans that we have around here but just wanted to know if any of you have any takes about the Astros and their cheating ways (using technology to steal the signs from the catcher so they can notify their batter which pitches to expect), and how it affects the way we look at them moving forward. I would especially love to hear from a Houston fan!
My opinion is obviously it was wrong and that they didn’t deserve to win the World Series, however I am not totally disgusted with the players who went along with this since most of them are trained through their careers to take orders from trainers, coaches, and managers. There must be a few people who really orchestrated this cheating system, and I believe that they are the ones to really blame, but not so much the players who went with the flow and were participating in a form of cheating that never really was heavily looked down upon until now. It’s too bad that the management could not have put an end to it sooner but maybe they didn’t realize how wrong it was while they were in it. I tend to like to give people the benefit of the doubt haha.
Also, I found this quote of referring to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal” from the commissioner, Rob Manfred, quite brutal: