Boo ’Em All You Want: These Astros Keep Winning

Boo ’Em All You Want: These Astros Keep Winning

Jose Altuve #27 and Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros in action against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on June 16, 2021 in Houston, Texas.The Houston Astros spent this week’s All-Star Break being reminded that they’re a long way from escaping the cheating scandal that rattles behind them like a string of empty tin cans. Meanwhile, in Houston, rationalizations run deep: the Astros weren’t the only team doing it, the Astros were scapegoats, you name it. Outside of the Bayou City, fans render a harsher assessment: the Astros would not have won the 2017 World Series without illegally stealing signs, and everything they’ve accomplished before or since is diminished. Is this fair? Sure, it is. The Astros opened the door to accusations that they may have used hidden buzzers, electronic bandages, and tiny listening devices because, well, that’s life when you’ve destroyed your good name. Never mind that there’s…View Original Post

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