Astros Chairman Says Sign Stealing “Didn’t Impact the Game,” then Says It Did Impact the Game

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Astros press conference today.

It was relatively awkward, with Chairman Jim Crane joining Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, and newly-hired manager Dusty Baker in front of reporters.

The 30-minute session was probably highlighted by this moment where Crane said that he didn’t think the sign-stealing affected the outcome of games, then said the opposite thing less than a minute later:

Crane did apologize in his opening, noting that he fired Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch after the GM and manager were initially suspended by Major League Baseball. He reiterated that he did not think the players should be punished.

Bregman and Altuve got up to speak, and offered apologies that went like this:

Here’s the entire thing if you wanna watch it:

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2 Comments

  • JimmyCarville February 13, 2020 at 11:41 am

    All fucking bullshit…OF COURSE it impacted games… They will hear a lot of “chin music” this season..FUCK OFF CHEATERS

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  • Ric Flair February 13, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    I’m the dirtiest player in the game! oldest ride, longest line! Nature Boy Ric Flairening WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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