Chris Russo joins a long list of people that were infuriated by the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, but he uniquely saved his harshest words for their star pitcher.
The Sirius XM and MLB Network host went on one of his classic rants against Houston during his “High Heat” show on Tuesday, one day after the league issued punishments for Houston’s systemic use of cameras to steal signs. He described the Astros, who beat the Yankees on the way to the World Series in 2017 and 2019, as “arrogant” and claimed Houston’s 2017 World Series win was “tainted.”
“So all these great Astro players who won a championship in two pennants, that’s all now in question,” Russo quipped. “They’re dead, all of them are dead. I don’t want to hear a word out of them.
“And where’s [Justin] Verlander?!”
Russo proceeded to rip into the two-time Cy Young award winner, calling Verlander out for his silence because he has “a lot to say about everything.” Russo cited the time last season that Verlander blocked a media member from the clubhouse because he didn’t like something that was written about him.
“He had no idea what was going on? They won a World…