At least one Astros player seems to be warming to the team’s villainous reputation.
Many around baseball have taken issue with the dubious logic in which the Astros players have acknowledged their sign-stealing scandal: Yes, we did it and no, it did not help us win the World Series. Josh Reddick has apparently heard enough.
“At some point, you have to move on and not give a s–t,” the outfielder told the Washington Post. “We’re going to go out there and win and shut everybody up.”
The Astros, despite losing ace Gerrit Cole to the Yankees, are still among the World Series favorites. According to commissioner Rob Manfred and the Astros players, the team’s cheating ended during the 2018 season and Houston did not use any system to cheat the game on the way to the World Series last season.
The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, a rookie on the the 2017 team that lost to the Astros in the World Series, has been among the most vocal critics of the Astros. Carlos Correa told The Athletic that Bellinger should “shut the f–k up” and starting pitcher Lance McCullers seemed to have a similar message for the Dodgers.
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