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Astros scandal: Josh Reddick says he and his teammates have received death threats

Part of the ongoing fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal is that some of the players involved say they’re receiving threats. Mike Fiers of the Athletics, who played for the Astros in 2017 and later blew the whistle on their sign-stealing scheme, recently claimed to have been subjected to death threats for serving as the primary source for the original bombshell report.

Now Astros outfielder Josh Reddick has come forward as the recipient of threats and ill wishes. ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets:

“Astros outfielder Josh Reddick just told reporters he has received death threats via social media — and that in one case someone wished cancer upon his children. Reddick said he’s not the only one in the Astros’ clubhouse who had received death threats, either.”

 

QLE Posted: February 22, 2020 at 12:52 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: February 22, 2020 at 01:53 AM (#5925979)
“Bang the trash can slowly.”
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 22, 2020 at 05:12 AM (#5925981)
Like Keyser Söze, better that his children should die cruelly then live another day with the shame that has befallen their father.

And like that... poof... the Astros' legacy is gone.
   3. Adam Starblind Posted: February 22, 2020 at 01:21 PM (#5926014)
Trevor Story never should have sent those emails.
   4. Itchy Row Posted: February 22, 2020 at 01:55 PM (#5926020)
They stole death threats they weren’t supposed to see.
   5. AstrosOldTimer Posted: February 22, 2020 at 02:01 PM (#5926021)
I don't think the penalties were harsh enough. MLB should have made an attempt to break up the team.
   6. Brian Posted: February 22, 2020 at 09:16 PM (#5926044)
It's a fecking game ...
   7. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: February 23, 2020 at 09:12 AM (#5926062)
In the internet age, celebs receive death threats for just about anything. Not that that makes it ok, but the threshold is pretty low.
   8. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: February 23, 2020 at 09:27 AM (#5926064)
I'm no celebrity, barely have any sort of social media presence, and don't go around looking for fights, yet I've still received more internet death threats than I can recall. So far, no one has followed through.
   9. manchestermets Posted: February 23, 2020 at 10:42 AM (#5926077)
I'm no celebrity, barely have any sort of social media presence, and don't go around looking for fights, yet I've still received more internet death threats than I can recall. So far, no one has followed through.


Probably nobody knows where you're going to be at 7.05 pm on any given day - that might make it a bit more worrying.
   10. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: February 23, 2020 at 10:51 AM (#5926078)
OTOH, security at MLB venues is approximately what you find at a presidential campaign rally, so that might make it a bit less worrying. Some of the threats may well be credible, but if I was Reddick (or Fiers, for that matter) I would be a lot more concerned about some loon finding out where I live than I would be about some loon trying to shoot me from the stands during the national anthem.
   11. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: February 23, 2020 at 10:53 AM (#5926079)
Hot Take: Death threats are not OK.
   12. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: February 23, 2020 at 11:12 AM (#5926080)
But he cheated at baseball!
   13. Baldrick Posted: February 23, 2020 at 12:36 PM (#5926088)
One of my friends - or at least friendly acquaintances - in political science got dozens, maybe hundreds, of death threats this week because she wrote an op-ed for the Post on reforming the primaries to make them better match the interests of parties and voters.

Exciting times to be online!
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 23, 2020 at 12:44 PM (#5926090)
One of my friends - or at least friendly acquaintances - in political science got dozens, maybe hundreds, of death threats this week because she wrote an op-ed for the Post on reforming the primaries to make them better match the interests of parties and voters.
Well yeah, we certainly can’t have nice things like that.
   15. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: February 23, 2020 at 02:55 PM (#5926097)
I've still received more internet death threats than I can recall

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