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Astros Cheating Scandal: Baseball Reacts on Social Media to Houston’s Awkward Presser

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 13: Alex Bregman #2 and Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros look on as owner Jim Crane reads a prepared statement during a press conference at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on February 13, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

If an accolade is an expression of praise or admiration, what is the opposite of an accolade? Condemnation. Disapproval. Criticism.

Suffice it to say that the Houston Astros received no accolades from their peers, and baseball people in general, today as they appeared in a painfully rehearsed press conference devoid of any emotion or truth.

Old friend David Freese led the way, and didn’t hold back:

Many of the reactions speak for themselves…

Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer has been VERY outspoken on several topics this off-season, with the Astros scandal right at the top of the list.

Needless to say, no one in baseball media was pleased:

And LA Times’ Bill Plaschke did not hold back:

And our own Dodgers fans are not getting over this any time soon, if at all:

This season will prove to be interesting, indeed.

NEXT: Dodgers Will Not Receive An Apology From the Astros

Written by Gail Johnson

Biggest Dodgers fan north of the border, living about 3,500 miles from my beloved Boys In Blue, in Moncton, NB, Canada. I think Dodger Stadium is the happiest place on Earth. I'll catch up on my sleep in the off-season.

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  1. If Houston really thinks they are on top of the world and can just flip everybody off; they could be in for a rude awakening. Hockey always has had their enforcers. The Dodgers had Drysdale and Maglie back in the day. The Cardinals had Gibson. And they could be a in for a real wakeup call when their team has a few hit batsmen and knockdown pitches and the umpire looks the other way. And garbage can banging and cat calls. And fans being more obnoxious than before in opposing parks. They will not make the playoffs unless they can run through a really tough gauntlet. Continual boos, cat calls and etc. will be their reward.

  2. The presser was awkward. I thought they were better in the clubhouse. Why the media keeps asking the Yankees about them is beyond me. NYY were caught in 2017 and the Astros ringleader Beltrán came from NYY and told the Astros they were behind the times on stealing signs. The Astros probably feel they were on a level playing field with 10 other teams. Ken Rosenthal wrote this was a league wide problem. There is a lot of hypocrisy with the national media.

  3. Since Manfred gave these guys blanket immunity, they think they can say or do anything. Manfred’s too weak to challenge the players union. The players union has no real values or care for the integrity of the game. They have combined to give their full support and sanction to the cheaters. So now the cheaters are doing a road show of thumbing their noses at everyone. Manfred, the players union, and the Astros are all total zeroes.

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