ESPN Reporter Puts Astros Owner Jim Crane's Brain In A Pretzel With This Question
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At the Houston Astros' apology press conference for the sign-stealing scandal this morning, ESPN reporter Marly Rivera melted owner Jim Crane's brain with this question...


Here's the entire presser...



(The Spun)
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Yes, im afraid its true. We are idiots. Please, no further questions. Thank you.
Reply12 days
They are in the business of competing in a sport that has never, in the history of the sport, been honest or fair... They took the competition into the world of sign stealing. If they apologize for anything, it should be for not knowing how far was "too far."
Reply12 days
Alex Bregman sounds like a 10 year old whose parents forced him to apologize to his teacher for throwing spit balls in class.
Reply13 days
What do you have to say to the Yankees? Uhhhh frick the Yankees.
Reply13 days
Still the champs
Reply13 days
Why do you think football coaches cover their mouth when they are calling plays? When there is this much money involved people will always be looking for an edge. Let's stop acting like sports are so pure and people aren't trying to cheat!
Reply13 days
Sign stealing has been a part of baseball since it’s inception. To disagree is naive. They got caught and busted because they used technology to enhance it. Even if you know what pitch is coming that does NOT mean you will hit the ball. Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports. I’m not justifying what they did, just pointing out that people will continue to attempt to steal other teams signs and, even if they know what pitch is coming, there’s a large probability that they won’t be successful getting a base hit.
Reply13 days
Hitting a baseball IS the hardest thing to do in professional sports. Knowing FB vs off-speed in advance makes it significantly less difficult. To argue otherwise or that it did not impact the game is deceitful and total BS. Yes it has always been a part of the game, but that is an even playing field. Show another single instance of electronic sign stealing if everyone was doing it.
13 days
Carlos Beltran spearheaded this whole thing. Did it with the Astros and then took it to the Yankees. Cora took it to the Red Sox. Why do you think these guys got fired or stepped down. Have you heard the interview with Cora talking about Beltran being the biggest FA acquisition that season...? Cora essentially said the Yankees were cheating better than they were and the Red Sox were going to have to figure it out. Don't be naive.
12 days
Title should be stripped
Reply13 days
You obviously forgot they won the championship on the road and their road record was significantly better than their home record. I think people who make comments like this should say that the Saints and Pats need to be stripped of their championships for sure. Bounty Gate was real. So was the Pats stealing all those plays all those years as well as videotaping incidents.
11 days
This is pretty embarrassing. What would the football equivalent to this be? Playing 11 vs 10 and no one realizing it until after you win it all?
Reply13 days
oVo
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When the Saints got looked into for intercepting the visiting teams radio calls from Micky Loomis suite
13 days
Not even close. The equivalent might be being able to pre-determine if the defense is in zone or man coverage on the snap before anything else happens. This is WAY BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION which is typical media hysteria.
13 days
So yea a hitter knowing what pitch is coming is not a distinct advantage. OKKKKKKK.........
Reply13 days
What he wants to say is that it didn't change the result of the game because the other team was doing it too, but obviously he can't say that.
13 days
Fact, it is not a distinct advantage. As a former college and professional hitter, I would much rather not know and react than think and guess location, angle, release, etc.
13 days
Hinch and players have all said some of the guys (Altuve in particular) found it distracting and did not want them to do it.
12 days
Someone should've been banging on a trash can during his interview.
Reply13 days
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