From the moment Major League Basketball confirmed that the Houston Astros 2017 team had cheated on their way to winning the World Series, fans were wondering what their team members would say about their actions. They regret, or challenge? Would they claim to know nothing, or say it was not a big deal?
Astros held a press conference on Thursday morning at their spring trainer in West Palm Beach, Fla. Owner Jim Crane, new manager Dusty Baker, and players Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are besieged by questions about the scandal.
Our view is that this did not affect the game, crane said. We had a good team. We have won the World Series, we will leave it there. A minute later, when asked if he really believed the plan didn't work, Crane was at odds: he said it didn't affect the game.
I apologized because we broke the rules, he said.
The locker room opened after the press conference and all the players – about a dozen left from the 2017 team – answered the questions. No player said they believed this plan had affected the outcome of the 2017 counterattack, or that the World World Series team trophy should be taken away.
The plan – in which Astros players used a video feed to decode the signs of pitching from opponent catchers, then convey to their teammates using methods including smashing trash – led to the suspension and subsequent burning of Jeff Luhnow, general of Astros. ..