If you’re a frequent morning news viewer, you know you typically get the weather, traffic, a couple of shootings, maybe a stabbing, and then a fluffy feel-good story. Do that for 15 minutes, then repeat the cycle for two hours until the network takes over.
Good Day Philadelphia producers get points for creativity, however. They have to fill something like four hours in the morning, and today we witnessed a segment touching on the Houston Astros cheating scandal featuring a trash can:
'WORST JOB IN SPORTS': Trashcan, also known as T.C., goes on the record about the Astros cheating scandal. #Fox29GoodDay
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) January 14, 2020
The context here, if you’re unfamiliar, is that the Astros would bang on a trash can to signal when a certain pitch was coming, based on signs stolen via a center field camera focused on the catcher. That’s why the trash can feels like he was hard done, because he had nothing to do with it.
MLB handed down their punishment Monday, banning manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow for one year while taking away draft picks and leveling a $5 million dollar fine. Hinch and Luhnow were later fired by owner Jim Crane. Alex Cora, who is with the Red Sox now, will get his comeuppance in due time.