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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Against the Astros and their reputation, suspicious Nationals felt they had to assume the worst

“The way that it really erodes integrity of the game is tough,” said Nationals closer Sean Doolittle when discussing what he wanted to see from the Astros in response. “And I don’t know because part of me wonders if you’re the kind of person that’s willing to do that, are you able to step back and see how that affects the integrity of the game? Can you see how it erodes public trust and fan confidence in the product that we have on the field?”

When the Astros advanced to the World Series against Washington, the Nationals began getting tips from around the league. General Manager Mike Rizzo noted Friday that Washington “got a lot of volunteer phone calls on how to beat them and how to play them.”

This story is just not going to die.

Hank Gillette Posted: February 16, 2020 at 05:28 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 16, 2020 at 09:51 PM (#5924798)
I really like the idea of the league banding together to help the Nationals beat the Asterisks.
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 17, 2020 at 11:17 AM (#5924857)
That's great if you're the Nats, but Manfred should make the Yankees whole by forcing the Astros to pay for Cole's contract. And then make them send Verlander to the Dodgers under the same arrangement.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 17, 2020 at 11:49 AM (#5924861)
That's great if you're the Nats, but Manfred should make the Yankees whole by forcing the Astros to pay for Cole's contract. And then make them send Verlander to the Dodgers under the same arrangement.

Yankees can afford Cole and two more contracts like it. Don't whinge.
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 17, 2020 at 01:10 PM (#5924882)
And you call yourself a Yankees fan.

(P. S. Did you really think that was a serious suggestion?)
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 17, 2020 at 01:57 PM (#5924891)
(P. S. Did you really think that was a serious suggestion?)


Everybody here knows a few Yankees fans who say similar things in all seriousness every day. Which is why the general opinion of Yankees fans is what it is.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 17, 2020 at 02:09 PM (#5924893)
(P. S. Did you really think that was a serious suggestion?)

No, but Yankees fans complaining is a bad look.
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 17, 2020 at 09:06 PM (#5925000)
Actually I'm one of the few people here who was glad that no players were suspended. I'm really looking forward to the 2020 season, and I don't want to see AAA baseball pawned off as MLB just to prove a point. I want the Yankees to beat the Astros without any help from Manfred.

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