“So, when Boston beat Houston that year in the playoffs, did they decide not to cheat on each other?” -Buddy Diaz
SPANISH HARLEM – Cam James had a great article yesterday that spoke about the penalties facing the Houston Astros regarding their cheating scandal… or lack thereof. Sure, manager A.J. Hinch was fired, along with the general manager Jeff Luhnow. Yet, something felt like it was missing… Are we all sure that the owner was not involved whatsoever? I guess you can’t fire the owner so you allow other people to take all the blame. Either way, this had more repercussions to a couple of teams that you might not like if you’re a Yankees fan.
HOUSTON ASTROS (The New Rival)
The damn thorn in the side of the New York Yankees for the past couple of years, the Astros have knocked out my beloved team from the playoffs. They seemed like smart, well-played games but now there is more to it. Would the Yankees have lost to the Astros in 2017, if they didn’t cheat? All good and fair questions to ask about that series now that we know what we know. How could not one player, one player didn’t speak up and say “this is wrong!” Hey, I want to win every game I play and I hate losing but something inside of me wouldn’t like winning like that. Honestly, they deserve all the hate they have coming to them and I think I speak every baseball fan in the country.
BOSTON RED SOX (The Old Rival)
On Tuesday, the Red Sox decided to part ways with their manager Alex Cora on mutual terms (Yeah right!). Cora, who has his own pending investigation into cheating via the iPhone, was mentioned as an integral person as a bench coach for the Houston Astros in 2017. That could be why Boston had one of the best records in baseball in 2018 and why they themselves won a World Series. So, when Boston beat Houston that year in the playoffs, did they decide not to cheat on each other? This situation is bad and while I didn’t expect to see Cora fired, I’m happy the team I hate the most is going through chaos.
NEW YORK METS (Crosstown Rivals)
If you’re a Mets fan [giggle], this is about as abnormal as it gets. You take a chance and hire a first-year manager in Carlos Beltran and then not to long after, he is in a scandal. Look, I love Carlos Beltran and he has done a lot for us in Puerto Rico, so I will say that I am biased. He was a player in that scandal and though he had some ideas that were implemented, it is up to the manager to see that the team doesn’t cheat. Beltran will probably never manage this team and to me that’s sad, because he deserves this opportunity and probably won’t get his chance to prove it.
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