they should embrace it honestly. call it the Mini League
Manfred cut a very stupid deal here to let the Astros take the heat for the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Brewers, Cubs, Nats, Diamondbacks, Rangers, and Cleveland, all of whom have been linked to electronic sign stealing, and fans of those other teams, and players on them, still cannot keep their traps shut when their least favorite team is taking the fall for them. I knew baseball fans could be irrational, but this is bordering on absurd.
let's kick off spring training right. with some muppets at a baseball game
I won’t tell you it wasn’t cheating, or that it was right to do, or that the Astros shouldn’t be punished. I have too many copycats, plagiarists, and other kinds of cheaters in my classes to think otherwise.
But I will tell you that unless you’re, like, a Tigers fan, your team did it too, they’ve always done it, and you’re welcome for the cover.
@gd525 It’s buscones—people who funnel LatAm kids into baseball and make their families pay for the privilege, collect huge cuts of their salary, etc. Apparently the Dodgers’ network was at the point where they had to start tracking exactly how horrible each buscón was but they didn’t drop any of them.
It’s old so they’ve skated, and I’m sure every team has shit like this, but since they’re pretending to be squeaky clean, I’m happy to disabuse people of the notion.
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