If you were an Astros fan...

I am a dodger fan. Here is the true problem, Teams reported the Astros back in 2016 nothing was done to what we know. It is like the steroids problem this is why I think those who did steroids in the 90's or even the 80's should still be in the Hall of fame, Baseball including the commissioner knew the players were doing it, it brought in alot of money. After the strike in 94 steroids is the reason baseball got popular again. McGwire, Bonds, Sosa days. Once the Media got wind of it, it was crazy and they were all called cheaters not all of them were caught that did it. No rules at that time were put in place or were enforce. Back to the Astros cheating, Baseball knew about it in 2016 did nothing now if baseball did something about it we would not be discussing it today. Was it wrong yes it was, the Astro players should have just stayed quiet and not respond to the media once they started talking and acting like the victim that is where the issue is with me. Admitting it was wrong still act as if they earned that title is not a good look on them. Some things should go unsaid, No they had to open there mouths and make it worst on them, still acting like it was ok and playing a victim using excuses that everyone doing it but not bringing any evidence of what teams are doing it or players. This ultimately falls on baseball front office. If they were holding the management responsible. Crane should have been banned from baseball and have to sell his team at worst or be suspended from all team activity for at least a year min.

Most responses from Astros fans on this topic are about how other teams have cheated or we won games on the road or you still couldn't hit our pitchers. They fail to admit there team is full of [censored] cheaters. How sad.

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MLB failed here more than anything. It's the reason this situation has evolved the way it did.

There was no disciplinary system in place for players set up by MLB. Any attempt by MLB to push it off on the union is a farce. The MLBPA wasn't preventing any discipline, their stance was any discipline should follow policy. MLB never instituted any kind of penalty system for players, only against teams and ownership.

When this all broke open MLB had no grounds for player discipline. The penalty system for players is not applicable to the timeline of the Astros cheating.

Manfred fined the Astros the maximum and suspended Hinch and Lunhow. That's all they could do. Of course MLB was made aware of potential cheating by Houston in 2017, but no one had any proof.

This only came to light because of Fiers, but to suggest he only waited till now it's also false. Bob Melvin stated he went to MLB with information from Fiers but did nothing.

That's where this all went haywire. MLB sat on it's hands and then the skeletons fell out of the closet.

Crane is a snake and the Astros players are chodes, but what else does it matter. The sign stealing scandal did not definitively determine the Astros winning the WS but they'll have to live with their reputations being tarnished.

Y'all can keep arguing about 2017, I'm here in 2020 enjoying spring training and the start of a new season of the greatest game on Earth ✌

@Chuck_Dizzle29 said in If you were an Astros fan...:

MLB failed here more than anything. It's the reason this situation has evolved the way it did.

There was no disciplinary system in place for players set up by MLB. Any attempt by MLB to push it off on the union is a farce. The MLBPA wasn't preventing any discipline, their stance was any discipline should follow policy. MLB never instituted any kind of penalty system for players, only against teams and ownership.

When this all broke open MLB had no grounds for player discipline. The penalty system for players is not applicable to the timeline of the Astros cheating.

Manfred fined the Astros the maximum and suspended Hinch and Lunhow. That's all they could do. Of course MLB was made aware of potential cheating by Houston in 2017, but no one had any proof.

This only came to light because of Fiers, but to suggest he only waited till now it's also false. Bob Melvin stated he went to MLB with information from Fiers but did nothing.

That's where this all went haywire. MLB sat on it's hands and then the skeletons fell out of the closet.

Crane is a snake and the Astros players are chodes, but what else does it matter. The sign stealing scandal did not definitively determine the Astros winning the WS but they'll have to live with their reputations being tarnished.

Y'all can keep arguing about 2017, I'm here in 2020 enjoying spring training and the start of a new season of the greatest game on Earth ✌

I couldn’t have said this better.

I don’t want to hear about the Astros anymore. Will the angels make a playoff push? Will the white Sox arrive ahead of schedule? Will Yankees be the power everyone thinks they will be? Will the Mets not be the Mets? Are the Reds a legitimate contender?

And the one I want to know the most...Will dodgers fans finally be able to replace Kirk Gibson with Mookie or Turner or Bellinger or Kershaw?

These are just a couple of great baseball stories out there this season that have nothing to do with the Astros. I really hope nobody gets suspended for throwing at Astros players. Too much other great stuff out there to worry about the Astros.

@MathMan5072 said in If you were an Astros fan...:

@Chuck_Dizzle29 said in If you were an Astros fan...:

MLB failed here more than anything. It's the reason this situation has evolved the way it did.

There was no disciplinary system in place for players set up by MLB. Any attempt by MLB to push it off on the union is a farce. The MLBPA wasn't preventing any discipline, their stance was any discipline should follow policy. MLB never instituted any kind of penalty system for players, only against teams and ownership.

When this all broke open MLB had no grounds for player discipline. The penalty system for players is not applicable to the timeline of the Astros cheating.

Manfred fined the Astros the maximum and suspended Hinch and Lunhow. That's all they could do. Of course MLB was made aware of potential cheating by Houston in 2017, but no one had any proof.

This only came to light because of Fiers, but to suggest he only waited till now it's also false. Bob Melvin stated he went to MLB with information from Fiers but did nothing.

That's where this all went haywire. MLB sat on it's hands and then the skeletons fell out of the closet.

Crane is a snake and the Astros players are chodes, but what else does it matter. The sign stealing scandal did not definitively determine the Astros winning the WS but they'll have to live with their reputations being tarnished.

Y'all can keep arguing about 2017, I'm here in 2020 enjoying spring training and the start of a new season of the greatest game on Earth ✌

I couldn’t have said this better.

I don’t want to hear about the Astros anymore. Will the angels make a playoff push? Will the white Sox arrive ahead of schedule? Will Yankees be the power everyone thinks they will be? Will the Mets not be the Mets? Are the Reds a legitimate contender?

And the one I want to know the most...Will dodgers fans finally be able to replace Kirk Gibson with Mookie or Turner or Bellinger or Kershaw?

These are just a couple of great baseball stories out there this season that have nothing to do with the Astros. I really hope nobody gets suspended for throwing at Astros players. Too much other great stuff out there to worry about the Astros.

That's exactly why I said it got too emotional. Now, folks are just TIRED. Them trash can jokes (which is really the main thing a LOT people can't wait to joke about before actually being angry) can only take folks so far. Posting "W" and "L" on Twitter doesn't matter. That's not fun. And if the Astros suck, then what does the MLB have to speak on? Clowning Houston is fine but that's not going to be what true blue baseball fans will want to hear about in Mid-May.

@JustASeal0 said in If you were an Astros fan...:

Okay I guess since everyone is giving their opinions on the matter...

  1. The Astros cheated, there is no denying that

  2. Their apology was one of the worst I've ever seen

  3. The fans have made it 100% worse because a lot of them have managed to be condescending jerks about their team doing something blatantly wrong

  4. It is, in fact a big deal, not because the Astros were good at it, but because they won with it, other teams didn't win and also stopped

  5. This is not going away, we still talk about the Black Sox, Pete Rose, and the steroid era

  6. There is this huge victim complex that the fans and players have that makes other people absolutely incapable of liking or forgiving them any time soon

  7. Bringing other teams down to your level is not how you justify your own team's actions. What the Astros did was on a far larger scale than anything else we've seen in recent memory, there was not an equal scale like in the steroid era because everyone was doing it, it's just flat out cheating

  8. Personally, to me, not being angry or embarrassed or upset at the situation shows where you are as a baseball fan. There's nothing wrong with being an Astros fan or a fan of a team, not being angry at a situation that made an absolute mockery of our sport shows that you are not a Baseball fan and you don't want what's best for the sport, you are a fan of a team, not the sport

Drop the microphone bro... Just drop it

They pay at Enron Stadium.

Would you expect better of them?

@hoboadam said in If you were an Astros fan...:

Other teams didn't hit.

I’m sorry but this is such a stupid argument. Yes, the Dodgers didn’t hit; they were facing good pitching. Maybe they would’ve been able to hit if they had trash cans and buzzers helping them identify the pitches. Didn’t a ton of big name Astros players (cough cough Altuve) hit like .100 on the road? In that sense, they didn’t hit either.

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