Player discipline possible for future sign-stealing offenses

Player discipline possible for future sign-stealing offenses

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, who is fresh off a win in the 2020 NBA All-Star game, took to Twitter on Tuesday and addressed a message to Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred about the Astros cheating and how the players are hurt by the entire situation. Furthermore, Manfred infuriated players and fans alike when he told reporters he wouldn't strip the Astros of their 2017 World Series championship because the trophy is "just a piece of metal". And I want to apologize for that. "There's no excuse for it". I made a mistake. That was, in an effort to make a rhetorical point, I referred to the World Series trophy in a disrespectful way. James tweeted. "I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do!"

Manfred on Tuesday again defended the investigation and punishment. This Astros scandal has turned into some combination of the three, with a steady back-and-forth of players ripping the Astros, the Astros responding and the cycle continuing.

While Trout stopped short of saying that the championship and their rings should be taken away, "They should definitely do something", he said. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for one year and subsequently fired by the organization. The club were also fined $5m and stripped of draft picks but no Astros players will be punished. But that seven-game victory over the Dodgers is now tarnished in the eyes of many around the game.

The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal is officially a cross-sport issue. "These are the facts, '" Turner said.

Manfred said a blanket immunity for players was a union-mandated condition of getting player cooperation vital to uncovering the details of the scheme.

Markakis did not expand on what a "beating" would involve but Astros manager Dusty Baker has already expressed concern for the safety of his players.

Asked whether he could explain how he reached that conclusion, Manfred replied, "Yes, statements from players".

"I think that part of it is the way society has evolved", said Manfred. It would have taken longer. And I think that the commissioner didn't do a good job of revealing all the facts to us.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred held a press conference at CoolToday Park in North Port, Florida on Monday and somehow managed to dig the massive hole he's in even deeper. Players are openly criticizing the commissioner and their peers in ways that seem unprecedented.

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