Saturday, 06 June, 2020

A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow Suspensions Won't Leak Into 2021

Austin Barnes Evan Gattis 2017 World Series Matthew Emmons USA TODAY Sports
Cary Erickson | 05 April, 2020, 18:25

"We obviously cheated baseball and cheated fans".

I'm not asking for sympathy or anything like that. Part of the punishment is being hated by everybody forever. I don't know what should be done, but something had to f--ing be done.

"I do agree with that, big time". And I do think it's good for baseball that they clean it up. I understand that it's not fu**ing good enough to say sorry. Hinch and Luhnow were banned for a year and fired in January after Major League Baseball investigated the Astros using cameras to steal signs during the regular season and playoffs in 2017 and 2018.

Not only were the Astros allowed to keep their World Series trophy and rings, but none of the players were disciplined. The team lost $5 million and some draft picks.

Choosing the right words is a lesson: in sentencing in January, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said suspensions ceased "after the end of the World Series 2020".

Gattis, 33, retired after the 2018 season.

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Astros players have finally realized the error of their ways and have started apologizing.

While he said Hinch knew of the scheme, Gattis said, "I don't think he liked it".

Luhnow, the former Astros general manager, and Hinch, the former Astros manager, will fulfill their suspensions even if no games are played this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to ESPN.

"You work your whole life to try to [expletive] hit a ball, and you mean you can tell me what's coming?"

Gattis said he knew things got out of control in 2017. And that's the bad of it, too, that's where people got hurt. "That's not playing the game right". Unfortunately, it's been the former players that have started to speak up, not players now on the team. The storm was already brewing for them even in spring training as fans were banging on trash cans and letting last year's Astros players hear their disappointment in the stunt they pulled to cheat their way through the season. And then we had to get punished. We f--d up, and it was not right.

"It's a little easier to see it being [expletive] up afterwards". I get it."We did it, that's a fact". But once that all fades, now it's kind of different.