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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Astros owner Jim Crane says MLB ‘exonerated’ him in sign-stealing investigation

Astros owner Jim Crane claims MLB’s investigation into the team’s sign-stealing “explicitly exonerated” him. Crane made the claim in a legal filing in response to a lawsuit brought by former MLB pitcher Mike Bolsinger against Crane and the team. Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic reports that Crane’s filing is an attempt to avoid being deposed and either dismiss the case outright or move it to Texas from California.

Per Kaplan, the relevant part of Crane’s filing reads: “I was not involved in any alleged rules violations by the Astros. Major League Baseball conducted an investigation into potential rules violations by the Astros. That report explicitly exonerated me and stated that I was unaware of and had no involvement in any rules violations by the Astros.”

In MLB’s report, commissioner Rob Manfred wrote in part: “At the outset, I also can say our investigation revealed absolutely no evidence that Jim Crane, the owner of the Astros, was aware of any of the conduct described in this report. Crane is extraordinarily troubled and upset by the conduct of members of his organization, fully supported my investigation, and provided unfettered access to any and all information requested.”

Jim Crane then claimed that wearing a tin-foil hat could keep his many enemies from reading his thoughts, and that he had a right to wear that everywhere he went…..

QLE Posted: April 01, 2020 at 12:31 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dirty rotten cheaters, jim crane, lawsuits

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   1. The Duke Posted: April 01, 2020 at 10:35 AM (#5935467)
Never change, Jim
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 01, 2020 at 10:42 AM (#5935469)
The buck stops... somehwere else.
   3. Zonk is Dominating the Battlespace Posted: April 01, 2020 at 10:45 AM (#5935472)
I see someone isn't letting bigger news cover go to waste; using it to get all his stupid statements out of his system....
   4. Blastin Posted: April 01, 2020 at 01:16 PM (#5935543)
Sounds like someone else....

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