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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Rob Manfred says granting Astros immunity ‘not my best decision’

Manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire 2020 season and eventually fired by the Astros, who also lost draft picks and were fined $5 million. But the players’ immunity drew widespread criticism of Manfred, who said “there are some decisions that I would like to have back,” in a wide-ranging interview with Time.

“I’m not sure that I would have approached it with giving players immunity,” Manfred told Time, which published the interview Wednesday. “Once we gave players immunity, it puts you in a box as to what exactly you were going to do in terms of punishment.

“I might have gone about the investigative process without that grant of immunity and see where it takes us. Starting with, I’m not going to punish anybody, maybe not my best decision ever.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 22, 2023 at 11:18 AM | 28 comment(s)
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Monday, April 10, 2023

Former Astros player admits to PED use and sign stealing in Twitter rant

For no other reason than what we have to assume he felt like it, Gattis took to Twitter on Monday and was a completely open book. But in doing so, he made numerous admissions about his individual role in the sign stealing scandal.

Specifically, Gattis not only admitted that his home run in Game 7 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees was a “trash can bang”, but that he was probably on PEDs at points of the season as well.

Though his Twitter feed was full of a number of admissions and revelations in his own tweets and certainly in the replies, perhaps the funniest one of all was talking about how he and the Astros knew what was coming from Yu Darvish and they still couldn’t put up a run on the now-Padres pitcher.



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