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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Astros Cite ‘Sincere Apologies’ in Response to Sign-Stealing Lawsuits

Lawyers for the Houston Astros said members of the organization expressed “sincere apologies and remorse” after the sign-stealing scandal.

According to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic, this is part of the argument presented to try to dismiss three different lawsuits from season tickets holders against the organization.

The lawyers argued the plaintiffs have no legal standing to recover damages, but first noted how contrite the organization has been:

“The ‘sign-stealing’ controversy has been a source of great disappointment to Astros fans as well as to the Astros organization. On several occasions, members of the Astros organization—including individual players and its Owner, Jim Crane—have expressed their sincere apologies and remorse for the events described in the report by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.”

That’s not how I remember it…..


QLE Posted: March 24, 2020 at 12:34 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, dirty rotten cheaters, lawsuits

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   1. Lassus Posted: March 24, 2020 at 04:03 PM (#5933153)
I mean, absolutely NO ONE is going to care about this when - YES, WHEN, DISASTER PORN LOVERS - MLB eventually come back. The Astros lucked out, in an obviously horrifying way.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 24, 2020 at 04:08 PM (#5933156)
Lawyers for the Houston Astros said
Ah, there's the disconnect.
   3. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: March 24, 2020 at 04:09 PM (#5933157)
The Astros are kind of like that congressman (Condit? Was that his name?) that was involved with a young woman that turned up dead right before 9/11. That was huge news then vanished. As I recall everyone thought he did it but it actually was a serial killer or some such thing.
   4. Lassus Posted: March 24, 2020 at 05:25 PM (#5933186)
A little more like the McMillions fraud case from the recent HBO docuseries that broke literally weeks before 9/11. The story quite literally vanished.
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: March 24, 2020 at 06:24 PM (#5933199)
Yes, Condit.

a Republican Governor of NJ said that state lawmakers and others who didn't back using more than $100 million in tax dollars to subsidize a new sports arena in Newark were "racist."

that was a big deal on the front pages of the newspapers the next morning - until about 8:30 am, when the first plane hit the first tower.
   6. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: March 24, 2020 at 10:29 PM (#5933263)
Condit did get primaried and lost in 2002. It’s not like people completely forgot about the scandal.

A girl I dated growing up, her father was one of the people indicted in the McMillions scandal. I haven’t watched the show so I don’t know whether he’s in there.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 25, 2020 at 01:56 PM (#5933439)
We should expect both the virus and the scorn for the Astros cheaters to have second peaks later this year.

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