Welcome back to a brand new addition, Uh, sports for three and I'm your host, read Becker.
And today we have my reaction to the Houston Astros cheating scandal.
Because what a crazy week we had this past week, the Houston Astros, which started at spring training.
We'll go through the timeline, Uh, first Wednesday they had their whole team meeting of the way for the Astros to address their apology at spring training about this cheating scandal.
And ultimately, come Thursday, it was a complete, utter failure in Paris.
Man for baseball, really? First of all, the one that comes off the worst in this is the owner, Jim Crane, who had that press conference, and he came out as a complete, utter fool.
First of all, team by these balls come out first of all plans. Costume.
That's how much of a fool he looked like, first of all, coming out saying that they're cheating.
Did not you have an effect on the game and then back, by the way 55 seconds later, he comes back and says, Oh, I never said it didn't impact the game.
But then, to not admit that it didn't impact the game when you you either must just not know baseball or as this is exactly what Trevor Bauer said, You must be a bleeping idiot or you just must not know baseball or because you're an idiot or you're just lying.
Jim Krane came out as an idiot in this, and the Astros had already not been like throughout baseball before this, and it's just puts the the cherry on top of it.
The Astros are the Ville, the Astros air now that have been have become the villain of baseball, really, ever since this whole interview from Mike Fires came out and the report came out, the Astros Ah, really are a villain now for all throughout baseball.
And to say that your thing did not, it did not impact the game.
I I can't believe it like first of all, huh? Jose Altuve, eh? Well, even before that, 2017 two too literally know what pitch is coming in 2017 gives a complete advantage to a hitter.
Anybody that knows baseball understands that.
So Jim Crane, just mutt must not know baseball. Really.
He's just a no no, he doesn't know baseball.
He just using care he just wants to make money.
So he must just not care.
And also all the players, except for Korea that actually apologized they don't care about.
They were didn't really mean they're apology.
They don't care that they were just told they must apologize.
They've never been really care.
The only reason that they're apologizing is because they were told they have to apologize.
And if you don't think that they're still gonna do it again because they got nothing in your penalty, A $5 million finds the owner who is a rich billionaire anyway.
And then therefore they are suspended a year.
The GM and the manager who they both fired anyway.
So they don't care Why.
Why, Why should the Astros just not do it again? Then who cares? They got they got off of it with nothing.
If anything, who cares? Then you just have to replace a GM Angela manager every year.
Who cares? Why would Jim Corinne care about that? He's a rich owner anyway.
What's the big deal? Why would the Astros care there? They did not mean it in the slightest.
They don't care. They don't really mean it.
They're not sorry and Al to ve came off terrible in this, and I'll say Korea actually was okay in this heat.
He he was the only one that admitted that it was completely wrong.
It's that it's not right, But, uh, I've never seen this.
This is this is literally this is literally the Black Sox scandal.
Except for that they were trying to lose games.
This is literally cheating the game of baseball.
And this should have been This is gonna be a stain on Rob Manford resume and his legacy in baseball.
If nothing happens with this, because if he does not do anything with these players, there will be a huge stain on the game of his legacy.
In baseball, it's not even close.
This is the I know he's tryingto improve the game of baseball and pick up the pace.
But this will overrule everything.
And he will be hated throughout baseball in the history books if he does nothing with these players or doesn't even reopening the investigation to 2019.
Um, because you have players throughout the game calling B s on these on the Astros specifically Aah! Aah! Cody Bellinger first to yesterday for he came out and said that what? Who was able to make it 2019 is complete B s.
But he claimed to do was B.
S is not normal for a thought process of a person after him home on the goods to the World Series to send your team to groceries on a walk off home run.
Do not what take remember because your wife does not want to take off your shirt.
Yet you look at the instagram of his instagram profile.
He has shirtless pictures of him all over the place.
So that's a lie That's not normal for someone to think of that when you send your team to a World Series like that and then to go answer the clubhouse right after you hit that walk off Homer, go world Siris, you'll go down to the clubhouse to change your shirt because you don't want that.
Sure do interviews.
I wonder why? Because oh, I know why.
Because you have a buzzer that you can see right through the jersey and and Trevor Bauer came out and destroyed them.
He basically said they cheated the game of baseball.
It's worst kept secret in baseball and for the owner to not acknowledge that he's either sleeping, lying or leaving stupid or just doesn't know.
Baseball basically is what he said.
So you have players.
This is not going away throughout the whole season.
Every city that the Astros are gonna go to you.
They're gonna get booed like the Malek like forever.
And they're gonna get pictures are gonna throw at them, and they should.
And if you really think about it, what's gonna wind up happening is Major League Baseball is gonna suspend.
Were objects, pictures and 30 Astor's.
But and nothing's gonna happen to the master of players.
They're protecting the Astros players that cheated.
And then you have Dusty Baker, the new manager for gastro.
That's basically which is why the Baker said he wants to MLB to protect the, uh, Astra's players from not getting thrown out.
And basically he does not want Ah, he wants to them to get suspended.
Where so Dusty Baker, you weren't even here for this.
This controversy you have no involvement in this and what you said doesn't even hold water.
Your argument makes no sense and does not hold water whatsoever.
You should not be talking in this.
Stay out of that dusty baker.
If anything, your players should be banned from baseball specifically Jose Altuve day, and I'll finish with this.
I think it was yesterday.
A couple of days were very recently came out.
Well, first of all, have this.
Kurt Suzuki came out and said that the Astros were indeed cheating during the 2019 world.
Siris, he said You could hear them whistling from the dugout.
So you have another yet another player throwing out an allegation of the Astros through this pass World Series.
So if that's true, you have that.
And then than that literally puts the icing on the cake.
Be cherry on top with the ornament.
Then Ah, the after.
If we're cheating in the A L. C.
S that 2019 18 LCs Jose Altuve He was wearing that buzzer because a team is not gonna just stop wearing a buzzer or stop cheating during a Siri's and and continue it the next one.
Or just take Siri's often not cheat date.
They cheat until they get caught.
And even yet they might still try to cheat because they got off light with nothing.
So that does not hold water.
That is a terrible argument.
And those Kurt Suzuki, I applaud you.
That's that's but for the Astros sake, they're all their arguments to do not hold water at all.
And I'll finish with this.
Um Carlos Correa did an exclusive interview with Penrose involve the f like that.
Just came out a couple of minutes ago and he tried to get more details of exactly what happened and everything specifically that stood out.
I mean, he talked about 2018 others just guys that trying to play baseball, they weren't seeing first.
Well, that's B s just B s.
Um he specifically said that Ah, for the Jose Altuve, a walkoff former 2019 a. L. C.
S to go the groceries, he said.
One of the other reasons details of why ah Jose Altuve a did not want to take off his shirt was because he had unfinished tattoo that he did not want people to see yet cause you thought it would look bad.
I quote complete B s on it.
That still doesn't even make any sense.
First of all, again, it does not hold water to make sense.
for somebody to think of that right? Right when you hit a walk off homer to go to the World Series, it just doesn't That's not human.
That's not how society thinks that's not normal, is absolutely not normal.
And then also, if there's this tattoo, then where is it? We have to see pictures.
We have to see it now because where was it? Because if there's no pictures in proof, then that's another lie.
So Correa did this interview, but yet again, I'm not believing it.
I called complete B s on all of it, and a cheater does not get exonerated from this.
And we'll never get exonerated from this.
I call B S on Korea and this whole Astro scandal absolutely about all their excuses that they've come up with for not cheating if they even did cheat.
For all their excuses about because they completely did just read the report of 2017 and just just use context clues in 2019.
It's unbelievable, unprecedented, so literally the Black Sox scandal cheating the game of baseball.
But Correa that if that's untrue about that tattoo, then where is it? We need pictures now.
Otherwise you're lying right to your teeth, which you probably are anyway, which you have been the whole time this whole Astros team has.
But that's all I have to die.
This is unbelievable.
I'm not sure what's worse when the report first came out from Brodney effort, or now this past week was that apology that they tried, which was a disaster.
That's what I have today.
I'm your host, read Becker, and I'll see you next time.