Among their possible crimes, Astros hitters may have worn electronic buzzers under their jerseys last season in order to help identify which pitches were coming.
What is remarkable about Thursday's press conference is that the Astros managed to get the downside of each of the three scenarios outlined above with absolutely none of the benefits. She also took notes from Altuve's field interview with FOX after his ALCS-winning homer a year ago.
"As far as Mr. Crane, I didn't see it and can't speak for him. The last time I did that I got in trouble with my wife". And he smiles and laughs about this potentially very incriminating question. "When you say you don't believe that I didn't have a buzzer, you don't believe what Major League Baseball investigated". But it nearly all came together during the 2017 playoffs, when Morrow blew away the Cubs and found his niche as a setup guy for Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen. They found what they found in 2017. "Had I known about it, I'd have done something about it".
Brown's thoughts: "The first thing he says is that nobody was busted". We all wanted to hear more attempts to express remorse without actually specifying the severity of the transgressions.
As for the 2020 New York Yankees, all they can do is shrug their shoulders, forget about the nonsense, and get back to playing ball. "I want to repeat this will never happen again on my watch". You guys know me. "You can phrase that any way you want".
Brown's thoughts: "He nods his head yes a bit as he says nothing in 2019 and he also backs away from the question when asked". "I think we had an extremely talented ball club". He skirted around the question by saying the Commissioner's report said the buzzers didn't exist.
"Once I spent some time and understood what was happening, I wish I had said more".
"Clearly, (MLB's) report states that I didn't know about it", Crane said. "I have learned from this and I hope to regain the trust of baseball fans", Bregman said. I would also like to thank the Astros fans for all of their support. "And we have a great team".
"I have some brief remarks that I'd like to share with y'all".
"Our opinion is this didn't impact the game", Crane said. "We, as a team, are totally focused on moving forward to the 2020 team". The utter inanity of the whole thing was underscored by the final two questions, which were expertly asked by Marly Rivera of ESPN.
"We're not going to do anything to the players", the owner said. "For that I'm sorry".
Well, now it turns out that I was wrong to call them cowards and I must apologize for calling them that. "Who cares? They won".