I don’t know how to be any other way but honest, so here’s my honest response to the events surrounding the Astros and the outcome of the investigation by the MLB.
I have so many questions. I have so many confusing feelings. I feel like I’ve had my personality split in half. There’s the half that loves the Astros with an undying love, and then there’s the half that is so very angry with this whole situation.
Many of you saw my piece early on in this investigation, and I so appreciate you reading my writings and your comments. Bear with me as I process my thoughts after the news from the Commissioner.
First of all, in all honesty, I REALLY wanted to believe this whole scandal was blown completely out of proportion by Mike Fiers when the news was first reported by The Athletic. Now, I’m REALLY torn between being angry at him for putting this proverbial ball in motion and patting him on the back for having the guts to come forward.
I don’t know what to think of it all. The one hand wants to believe that it’s all as black and white as the print that’s on the paper. But the other hand says it’s so much deeper and so much more involved than that and that there is so much to the story that we’ll never know about.
On the one hand:
There is no way that the outcome of this report came as a surprise to anyone in the organization. There is no way that Jim Crane didn’t realize what was coming before today. So why did he wait to take action? Why wait until they’re both already suspended? Why not just let them both go early on?