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Thursday, February 06, 2020

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner upset about Astros’ sign stealing in 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hal Steinbrenner didn’t deny being angry.

The Yankees owner used the word “upset” Wednesday afternoon in addressing his feelings on the Astros and the sign-stealing scandal that continues to reverberate throughout the sport. But in making his first public remarks on the issue, Steinbrenner, whose team was denied a World Series bid via a seven-game loss to the Astros in the 2017 American League Championship Series, also said it’s not something he’s willing to obsess over. 

“Let me just say, when the report came out, I was as upset as anyone,” Steinbrenner said during a break at the quarterly owners meetings at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. “Clearly, there were direct implications to my organization, our 2017 team. But at some point, I think we all, for the sake of the game and the good of the game, need to move on. Everyone needs to make that decision, obviously, themselves, as to when that point is. Me, standing here on Feb. 5, I am moving forward, looking forward, up the hill that’s the 2020 season. That’s my focus right now.”

The scandal came to light in November after a story in The Athletic and, after an MLB investigation, commissioner Rob Manfred released a report of his findings on Jan. 13. In doing so, he suspended Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, manager AJ Hinch, fined the Houston organization $5 million and docked the franchise first- and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts. Houston owner Jim Crane later that day fired Luhnow and Hinch.

Kind of a tangent, but does “Waldorf Astoria Orlando” sound terribly wrong to anyone else, the way “The Palmer House Houston” would be rather peculiar?

 

QLE Posted: February 06, 2020 at 12:48 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dirty rotten cheaters, hal steinbrenner, what-ifs

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