If an accolade is an expression of praise or admiration, what is the opposite of an accolade? Condemnation. Disapproval. Criticism.
Suffice it to say that the Houston Astros received no accolades from their peers, and baseball people in general, today as they appeared in a painfully rehearsed press conference devoid of any emotion or truth.
Old friend David Freese led the way, and didn’t hold back:
??????that’s it? What a f*#*!!! joke. I’m old, retired, out of the game so screw my thoughts but damn lol. All people want is something from the heart if it’s there. Something!!
— David Freese (@DavidFreese) February 13, 2020
“Me and others were pissed at the situation when it all came out. But the lack of accountability and fake ass apologies since have made us more mad. Karma is coming!”
– anon. current MLB player on #Astros
— Dan (@DanClarkSports) February 13, 2020
Many of the reactions speak for themselves…
Royals All-Star Whit Merrifield on the Astros: “I have no interest in hearing about them…. I have no respect for those guys anymore.”https://t.co/GcedSxMKFo
— Lynn Worthy (@LWorthySports) February 13, 2020
Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer has been…