Last week, Dodgers analyst Nomar Garciaparra was the guest speaker for the annual Bobby Dolan Dinner. The dinner is the largest fundraiser for University of Nevada baseball.
ICYMI: MLB all-star Nomar Garciaparra headlined the 36th annual Bobby Dolan Dinner. We caught up with the former shortstop before the evening began at the Reno Ballroom.https://t.co/x9kkNJTj83
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While Garciaparra talked about his own playing days, an inevitable topic was about the Houston Astros. Moreover, people want to know what Garciaparra thinks about the Houston cheating scandal. To his credit, he gave his honest thoughts and expressed disdain for what the Astros have done.
Without question, Garciaparra was a guy who did things the right way over the course of his career. That’s why he has enjoyed success long after it ended. Here’s what he feels about baseball and the Astros’ organization in the wake of their sign-stealing scandal.
“Obviously, it is sad and unfortunate… I’m glad there have been some repercussions from it — it’s something that people should really learn from.”
However, he didn’t stop there. Garciaparra adds that he’s happy they got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
“When you cheat, nobody wins. — You really will never will know truly how many it truly affected while doing this. So it’s unforunate, I’m glad they got caught, and (the commissioner’s office) is doing something about it,” Garciaparra said. “Hopefully, it stops it further down the line.”
The reactions on this unfortunate turn of events continue to file in. Moreover, we will probably hear from anyone and everyone connected with the Dodgers’ organization over the next several weeks and months.
Finally, an obvious pattern continues to take shape. The Astros are being shamed by those in the game both young and old. It’s hard to imagine being a part of that organization right now and not feeling a little bit of shame. Respected people like Garciaparra all feel the same sentiment, what Houston did was deeply wrong.