April 21, 2021

Astros cheating demise is sweet ‘vindication’ for Aaron Boone (New York Post)

It won’t add any wins or rings to his resumé, but Aaron Boone now has history on his side.

During Game 1 of the 2019 ALCS, the Yankees were upset with a whistle coming from the Astros dugout, thinking it may have been part of Houston’s sign-stealing program. Astros manager A.J. Hinch called it “a joke” while blasting the allegations and later had to clear the air with Boone.

A previous investigation had cleared the Astros of wrongdoing in the 2019 ALCS, but after Houston was hit with serious punishments Monday for their 2017 sign-stealing program, Boone was reportedly feeling justified for his concerns.

“I know that (Boone) feels a little vindicated about some of his suspicions,” Buck Showalter said Monday night on YES Network’s “Yankees Hot Stove.”

Asked about his conversation with Boone, Showalter said it was a “just a text.”

“I don’t want to get into any of that, but I did mention it because I know during that time he was pretty vocal about some of it and was kind of ridiculed by some of the Astros people,” Showalter said. “So I think looking back on it, I know that the Yankees fans so to speak … I know it bothers me. Think of all the…

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