The Astros and their cheating scandal have officially moved beyond the borders of Major League Baseball. Since the Dodgers were cheated out of their title in 2017, Los Angeles’ own Lebron James took to Twitter to sound off.
Listen I know I don’t play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be F*^king irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do! Listen here baseball commissioner listen to your…..
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 18, 2020
Sure, Lebron does not play baseball. But he is a professional athlete and he happens to play in a city that was cheated out of a championship. And if anyone knows how important a championship can be to a city, it’s Lebron James.
The Lakers’ star went on to go after the commissioner in how he has handled things.
Listen here baseball commissioner. Listen to your players speaking today about how disgusted, mad, hurt, broken, etc etc about this. Literally the ball is in your court(or should I say field) and you need to fix this for the sake of Sports!
The Dodgers have already individually begun offered their opinions a little bit at a time. Max Muncy sat down with Pedro Moura of The Athletic earlier this week, so it’s not surprising to see the city’s stars jumping in.
MLB All-Star Trevor Bauer quickly stood behind LeBron’s comments.
Hard to argue with this thread…As surprising as it may seem, a championship isn’t just a “piece of metal” to most of us…its symbolic of much more than that. The current precedent seems to encourage cheat to win because there’s no consequences. That cannot be our standard. https://t.co/pKbkdIY4IJ
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) February 18, 2020
At the same time this came out, commissioner Manfred held a press conference in Arizona where he fielded questions surrounding the Astros scandal, and offered an apology for his disrespectful comments. More in the link below.