The Houston Astros continue to just plainly not get it. After robbing baseball fans of fair competition — and the Dodgers of a potential World Series title — in at least 2017, they were accused and punished for illegally stealing signs.
Then things somehow got worse…
Astros players got in front cameras and awkwardly stumbled around questions about their cheating. Then the owner stepped up alongside the players and showed that he had no idea what an apology was.
Flash forward, things got so ugly for Houston that the organization was sued by its own fans for the embarrassment caused by the situation. Now, Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic reports that in that lawsuit, the Astros once again apologized for their crimes. This time, through a lawyer.
“The ‘sign-stealing’ controversy has been a source of great disappointment to Astros fans as well as to the Astros organization. On several occasions, members of the Astros organization — including individual players and its Owner, Jim Crane — have expressed their sincere apologies and remorse for the events described in the report by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.”
Nevertheless, leave it to an Astro make a situation even better (worse).
On the very same day that this report was published by The Athletic, Houston outfielder, and former Dodger Josh Reddick decided to post a picture of his World Series ring from 2017 in response to a Twitter argument.
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) March 24, 2020
For those that will argue that the title of this post is “click bait,” I argue that posting an image of an ill-gotten championship ring on a day that your organization has once again said it “feels bad” and sincerely apologized for its actions is, in fact, quite tone-deaf. Moreover, it wasn’t even a good comeback for the Twitter argument.
Reddick continues to make himself look bad every step of the way in all of this sign-stealing controversy. What makes it even funnier is that he was bad at the plate with and without the trashcan banging.
You do you, Josh.