Talk about sending out some mixed messages. The Houston Astros, who cheated their way to two World Series in three years, winning one, are getting ripped to shreds online after tweeting out some awards they won, all while saying that their players will be apologizing next month during spring training.
For some reason, employees and players associated with the Astros still haven’t figured out that they need to shut up and be humble. Otherwise they are just begging people to critizice them even further.
On Tuesday, the Astros tweeted out a few awards members of the franchise won in what has to be the definition of being tone-deaf.
That’s right. Astros owner Jim Crane was named Houston Sports Executive of the Year. I guess since the Texans, who won their division, just fired their interim general manager Chris Olsen they couldn’t choose him. And then there’s Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who, well… Houston sports executives haven’t had the best year.
Speaking of Jim Crane, he told reporters on Tuesday, “The players have been beaten up a little bit. They’ve been all spread out. I saw some of the things with the guys interviewed — they’re just kind of getting some advice to take it easy. When we get down to spring training we’ll get them together and they’ll come out with a strong statement as a team and apologize for what happened and we’ll move forward.”
Needless to say, neither of these moves by the Houston Astros was received well by fans.
Were the other candidates Antonio Brown, OJ Simpson and Aaron Hernandez?— ShelterInPlacePickle (@sportspickle) January 22, 2020
Guys! I fixed it!— Ive gone baby mode (@Cringeman123456) January 22, 2020
Athlete of the Year: Trash Can
Moment of the Year: Buzzers
Coach of the Year: the TV in the dugout
Lmao you literally can't make this up. Way to read the room, @astros— Jack (@jack_kananian) January 22, 2020
So! Apologize all they want. Every single one of them should get a fastball in their ear hole.— Pat Humphries (@PHump72) January 22, 2020
Seriously, it takes that long to say, "Hey. We're cheaters. So there's that."— Joni Lavery (@JLav27) January 22, 2020
Lol - "we'll get around to saying the shit we are supposed to say, we're just not in any rush to do so.— DJ Karizma (@karizmaone) January 22, 2020
Organization wide cheating starts at the top This dude is straight trash The punishment cost him nothing Guarantee given the choice He would do it all again Players need to be suspended in order to affect bottom line— Crime Pays;) (@Woodyjunior67) January 22, 2020
Uh-oh. I wonder what the MLBPA has to say about this statement. Would be willing to bet that the union is not letting this happen. We shall see.— Sheri (@sgbtex) January 22, 2020
Yep, no way the MLBPA lets it happen.