Astros: Sign stealing scandal leaves more questions than answers
While I’m truly upset at the moment, this is just a very small sampling of the many questions reeling through my spinning brain. I feel betrayed both by management and by the players because I’ve supported this team and the players with my whole heart, my words, and my money.
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The most positive thing to come from the report is that it was determined that the players stopped this sign-stealing nonsense mid-2018 because they didn’t feel it was effective. That bodes well moving forward because we now know that we won 107 regular-season games, 10 post-season games, and came to within eight outs of winning it all in 2019 without any elaborate cheating schemes.
I don’t know about you, but this part of the report helped me breathe a sigh of relief when thinking about the upcoming 2020 season.
The pivotal moment of the 2020 season comes on Feb. 13 when pitchers and catchers report. By then, we’re sure to know who will be manager and we’ll catch a glimpse of team morale.
There are still so many unanswered questions and so many mixed emotions to sort through. Thanks for putting up with me as I work it all out in my head. Like Mr. Crane, I’m resolved to put this whole issue in the rear view and to wholeheartedly support this team going into the 2020 season.