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Dodgers: Josh Reddick Awkwardly Discusses Astros Cheating Scandal

Reddick played for the Dodgers in 2016.



Many of us are not exactly fond of Josh Reddick — that is loud and clear. Now, it appears that we have even more ammunition against him. With the recent events that have transpired in regards to the Houston Astros, Josh Reddick has been unusually silent. Hmm, I wonder why!

It’s hard to think back to the time that Josh Reddick was, in fact, a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was acquired along with Rich Hill from the Oakland Athletics in 2016 to replace Yasiel Puig in right field. The problem was that he was not a very good Dodger. He was actually very bad at baseball during his time here.

I guess your batting average and overall ability does increase when you know what pitch is coming, right?

Now, Josh Reddick recently spoke on the events that took place, most notably in 2017 in the World Series against his former team, with Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

This is the equivalent of an admission of guilt and it’s sweet:

“It just stinks. It stinks for everybody involved.”

Maybe he should burn the “We Beat LA” t-shirt now and trade it in for a “We Cheat LA” special.

Frankly, this is now a tainted title, but Reddick wants the world to wait for when the Astros are ready?

“I just think it will get addressed when the time is right. When everyone feels the time is right, it will get taken care of.”

Moreover, video recently surfaced of Reddick in an interview where people believe it could be a wire.

“That’s confetti. It gets ridiculous. That’s all I’ll say.”

Does he not realize that he is, in fact, a member of the Houston Astros? When asked by Rome whether he had any personal regrets from 2017, he seemed to lack remorse:

“We’re not talking much about it.”

What are your thoughts, Dodgers Nation? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. When someone doesn’t want to talk about something, it usually means there is a guilt, shame, regret dictating that choice, at least in this type situation.

    Two things are true and obvious natural reactions.
    1) Your defense is quick and loud and perhaps hostile to a level.
    2) You shy from discussing by deflection with a touch of I didn’t know anything. Though to not know in such close quarters as a clubhouse needs much to be accepted.

    The players cannot plea ignorance and many can’t plead innocent as participation was needed for the cheat to be successful and success can’t be denied.

    MLB can still fix this error of no player punishment, It would be a huge disservice to all who play fair and love the game, on the field and in the stands, on a greater scale than the steroid era. Keep the Trophy, the Ring and the bonus money, but every player involved needs to be suspended and barred from winning any personal accolades having to do with offensive production going forward.

    • As much as I’d like to see all those Astros players punished, they were given immunity to get them to talk. So now teams and players and fans need to do their part. Don’t sign them, avoid them and boo them.

  2. Confetti !! HAHAHA
    yeah right !
    and that’s a licorice flavored hot dog in front of him NOT a FOX microphone

  3. ASTROS should DEFINITELY have the series win removed from them!!! Then an “Asterisk” and trophy awarded the Dodgers…..They didn’t win…but they didn’t lose either!!!

  4. It’s weird that he can sense the one piece of “confetti” and can find it without looking and pull it off. It seems like a very adhesive piece of “Confetti.”

  5. Astros need to be stripped of the title that they stole. Many of these players have been smug and obnoxious about their “victory.” And I place Josh Reddick in that cluster. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t he the player that had the audacity to thank the Dodgers for the car he purchased after the World Series? Regardless, I have been so waiting to hear from any of these uncharacteristically quiet Astros to be confronted before the cameras. Although the cheating Astros denied our boys in blue a fair opportunity to win the 2017 World Series, I will get some small satisfaction from watching the Astros awkwardly maneuver through the court of public opinion. I said it before and I will say it again, ” Popcorn anyone?”

  6. IDK, but those Astro players involved SHOULD NOT be getting off scott free and it’s a disgrace that they haven’t gotten some sort of punishment that they TRULY DESERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. The fans control the game, not MLB. Sorry!
    At spring training fans should protest Astros games by walking on the field and lying down, until arrested. This will continue until the injustice is addressed and negotiated with representives of fans they cheated. Do they want to arrest hundreds of fans before every Astros road game? Do they want class action lawsuits? The Dodgers equipment guys should be suing for their possible lost world series bonus. Did any Astros player think it was Ok?
    It’s like watching someone beat their dog or kid and not reporting it.

  8. The Dodgers were using cameras to cheat. Period fact. The Astros were better cheaters but the Dodgers along with the best teams in baseball were cheating too.

    • Haha! Bitter Dodger fans. Your team is cheating too–that’s why MLB told Dodgers players not to say anything publicly about this. 2 other MLB players have called out the Dodgers as league known cheaters (1 of which is a former Dodger). Just wait–your turn is coming. Until then, enjoy your 2 fake World Series victories you bunch of brides maids and silver medalists!

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