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Astros cheating: @AsteriskTour will chronicle retaliation against Houston players

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Traina 1. If you’re someone who wants to keep track of all the retaliation the Astros will face this upcoming season for their cheating ways, you’re in luck. A Twitter account started just a couple of weeks ago with......
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What if Mike Trout had been on the 2017 Houston Astros? It could have happened

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8:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” In 2009, before he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout had committed to play baseball at East Carolina University. Because Trout has gone on......
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2020 Fantasy Baseball: Houston Astros Team Preview

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Jose Altuve grazed by pitch, Astros booed as they visit Tigers

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LAKELAND, Fla. — Jose Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn’t avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at half-empty......
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Jose Altuve grazed by pitch, Astros booed in first away game of spring

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LAKELAND, Fla. — Jose Altuve insisted that he tuned out the hecklers. But he couldn’t avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after his team’s 11-1 win over the Detroit......
New York Post

Hate of hometown Astros has gone too far

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here HOUSTON — Damyean Dotson, proud Houstonian, is speaking more as fan than professional athlete. He’s a Houston Astros supporter, wearing the Astros’ cap at the Garden during last year’s ALCS. His hometown team is being vilified across the......
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Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs confiscated

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at the team’s spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs taken. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering Houston, and ballpark......
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In a sea of Astros criticism, some lines should never be crossed

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10:00 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 Houston Astros were cheaters. They were selfish, unfair, wrong. Their actions influenced opponents’ careers. Their championship is tarnished. And with......
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The most interesting non-roster player for all 30 MLB teams

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The rites of spring: pitchers and catchers, Jose Altuve’s tattoo and, of course, non-roster invitees. This is one of my favorite articles to write every season, going through all the non-roster players and pulling out an interesting name for each franchise. Sometimes it’s a top prospect who we might see......
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Josh Reddick: Astros OF talks death threats, cancer wishes on child

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Astros outfielder Josh Reddick told reporters Friday that he’s received death threats via social media as news of Houston’s sign-stealing operation continues to dominate baseball news cycles. He added that he’s even received a message threatening his children.......
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Astros’ Josh Reddick — Death-threat messages also target kids

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Houston Astros players have gotten threats “every day” since the team’s 2017-18 sign-stealing scheme came to light in recent weeks, according to outfielder Josh Reddick, who said Friday that messages he has received also targeted his family. “You just see the first things in your suggested box and it just......
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Athletics’ Mike Fiers acknowledges receiving death threats

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Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers says he has received death threats after he exposed Houston’s 2017 sign-stealing scheme. “Whatever, I don’t care. I’ve dealt with a lot of death threats before. It’s just another thing on my plate,” the Oakland Athletics pitcher told the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday. Fiers......
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David Ortiz: Mike Fiers a ‘snitch’ for sign-stealing comments

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Catcher Jonathan Lucroy says he was changing signs every pitch vs. Astros

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — As a catcher who spent parts of four seasons playing in the American League West between 2016 and 2019, Jonathan Lucroy found himself in a unique position to observe the sign-stealing tactics of the Houston Astros while needing to plan against the scheme. Lucroy, who is......
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Ex-Blue Jays reliever Mike Bolsinger adds owner Jim Crane, staffer Derek Vigoa to lawsuit vs. Astros

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2:09 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger amended his lawsuit against the Houston Astros to include Astros owner Jim Crane and baseball-operations staffer Derek Vigoa, according to a......
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Mike Clevinger rips Astros’ apologies, lack of remorse for cheating

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Astros cheating scandal haunts Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw

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ESPN

Pennsylvania Little League district to drop ‘Astros’

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Just 60 miles east of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, one Little League director is sending a clear message to his 4,000 players about the Houston Astros and their sign-stealing scam. Jose Altuve? Alex Bregman? Carlos Correa? They’re all out. “Right now, in our leagues, the Astros are suspended,” said Bob Bertoni, head......
New York Post

MLB doesn’t need to protect me

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Mike Fiers doesn’t want any protection. The A’s pitcher said on Wednesday that he doesn’t need any extra security from Major League baseball for the 2020 season. “I don’t know how they would,” Fiers told The Athletic on......
New York Post

Cubs star Kris Bryant has some strong words for Rob Manfred

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Cubs star Kris Bryant isn’t buying Rob Manfred’s apology, and he has another message for the MLB commissioner. Bryant said if Manfred thinks the player-on-player anger regarding the Astros sign-stealing scandal will fracture the MLBPA when it comes......

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