“I Think I’ll be Irritated Forever,” Says Joe Kelly of “Little Bitch” Astros

What’s the total opposite of a shit list?

Not sure, but Joe Kelly is on it, skyrocketing into TIME Magazine “Person of the Year” territory after throwing at the Astros then giving them the pouty face while walking off the mound.

He was already held in very high esteem by the rest of the baseball world, but added to his resume by going on a recent podcast to elaborate on Houston’s “little bitch” behavior and explain why he’s not over their cheating.

Some snippets from The Big Swing, which is hosted by teammate Ross Stripling:

“The people who took the fall for what happened is nonsense. Yes, everyone is involved. But the way that thing (the sign stealing scandal) was run over there was not from coaching staff. They’re not the head boss in charge of that thing. It’s the players. So now the players get the immunity, and all they do is go snitch like a little bitch, and they don’t have to get fined, they don’t have to lose games. they take the livelihood from people who worked hard to become a manager, and (he’s) axed. They take the livelihood from people to worked to become a GM, and (he’s) axed. So what happens is you get people to snitch and become a rat.

“When you take someone’s livelihood, and take money away from their family, to save your own ass, that’s what I don’t like. Cheating? They cheated. Everyone knows they’re cheaters. They know they’re cheaters. It’s over. That’s been there, done with. But now they mess it up by ruining other people’s lives, so they fucked it up twice.

When you taint someone’s name to save your own name, this is one of the worst things that you could probably do. That really friggin’ bugs me. I think I’ll be irritated forever.”

Well said by Joe Kelly. It would have been one thing for the players to admit to the cheating, and then MLB punishes them appropriately, but that’s not what we got. There was no punishment outside of the manager and GM, but Kelly goes and gets an eight-game ban for throwing at the violators. That’s what bothers people, the appearance of hypocrisy coming from Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball.

Here’s a link to the full podcast if you’d like to listen: