Because now that gambling is legalized, there needs to be no room for error.Now some clown Illinois Congressman wants Congress to step in and take over the whole situation.
I'm not defending the Astros at all. They cheated and the parties involved were punished as they should be. However, why do these clowns in Congress feel entitled to run every business in the country? They need to buzz off. This is a free enterprise country. Government does NOT need to be dictating how MLB runs its business, even if they run it badly. That's for the American people to do as consumers.
Well I'll tell you up front why it's bothering me. The stros have always been my favorite team since the mid-70's. Saw a game in the astrodome and I was hooked. I stuck with them through about 45 years of futility till they finally broke the curse. I hate to see the 2017 championship marred by something as commonly practiced as sign-stealing, even if they "used technology" to do it.No proof Rose ever bet against the Reds. Plenty of proof he bet on the Reds. Rose was the most competitive, ahole, SOB on the planet. I actually believe that man couldn't bet on himself to lose. He didn't think he could lose.
If everyone is doing this level of technology sign stealing, does that make it ok? Sure everyone was doing roids, wasn't OK, but players basically didn't get punished like it seems Astros players will not be punished.
I played low level college baseball. I can tell you it is a huge advantage knowing if an off-speed or fastball is coming. Yes baseball is hard when doing something correct 25% of the time gets you millions, but to say it is just an "edge" to know if an off speed or fastball is coming is a huge understatement.
Ultimately, in the big picture, at least for the next 5 years. The Astros are really not getting punished at all IMO. They have an amazingly talented team. No players are going to get punished. IMO, Managers and GM's have the least short term effect on the outcome of games versus any other sport. Plus the Astros will most likely just hire another great manager and GM. Those 4 draft picks won't hurt for at least 5 years because we all know most young baseball talent doesn't even make the bigs for 4-5 years.
Count your lucky stars. If camera sign stealing is no big deal to you, don't sweat it. It got you a WS. If it was fair and square in your mind, why is this even bothering you?
Sorry, I was trying to clean it up and made a mistake and merged it with an old Nascar thread that you started. You can't delete the OP and your thread was older so you moved to the top.I do not remember even starting this thread... then the dates on the OP and Tweets don't make sense...
Just getting to this article. It's a great read........According to people at all levels throughout the sport — players, clubhouse staff members, scouts and executives — the idea that the Astros employed nefarious methods was an open secret.
“The whole industry knows they’ve been cheating their a---- off for three or four years,” said an executive from a team that faced the Astros in the playoffs during that span. “Everybody knew it.”
Like most of the people interviewed for this story, the executive spoke on the condition of anonymity to defy an MLB request that personnel from other teams refrain from speaking freely about the Astros.
He estimated “10 to 12” teams had complained to MLB about the Astros over the years. An executive from another team agreed with that number.........
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