Listen: Houston Astros criticized over their apology in sign-stealing scandal
"The Houston Astros or the Donald Trump of baseball teams. Both are orange and both cheat. Donald Trump is also always banging on about rigged witch-hunts perfect phone calls and the Russia hoax. The Astros are always banging about two one sliders and three to curve balls. If you haven't been following the baseball scandal the Houston Astros used cameras to steal signs from opposing catchers and related the signals to their hitters via a banging scheme. What was called in the official reports the banking scheme they'd bang on a trash can to alert hitters of what pitch was coming. Boom Boom Curve Ball bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-ba fastball. This prompted their owner in a bit of perform of penance to issue. These two statements within moments of each other as the Astros began spring training yesterday. This didn't impact the game. And then I. I didn't say it didn't impact the game. But the fascinating trump astros parallels. Do not end there. I mean I mentioned the Orange Right. That's the real clincher. But listen to how different media. React to the Astros Day of apology. This was the Post report chatter between the reporter and the Anchor of TV Station K. T. L. A. The Los Angeles station that airs Dodgers Games earlier in the news conference. The Astros owner. Jim Crane said his players should not be punished for the signs stealing scam. So play without integrity. Cheat you win the trophy. We're sorry respectively by. We're GONNA move on the ring. The bonus checks and bunch of cheaters. Yeah and now. We're moving on. We'RE NOT GONNA get stuck in this and you better move along with us. That's right you know. We're moving along. Yeah it's baseball. Says it's okay to cheat. You still get the trophy. Yeah still you're sorry is baseball too. I mean you can't be in any sport baseball all American Apple Pie. It's our game you know. Geez it's there you go there you go there you go. I gotTA think not too many people in the La audience are going to fault. The news team for their fire that is the MSNBC of Astros coverage here is the equivalent of Fox TV station K. H. O. U. Houston THE ASTROS. Finally responding not with a lot of details but with a lot of apologies and statements about moving forward. Okay let's talk about moving forward. Are the Astros now concerned? That other teams will start targeting their hitters as a form of payback. Now worried about the can't speak to how guys are are are going to handle things or what they're going to do. I'm not worried about what I can't control what I can control is that I'm sorry about the choices that were made and they even buttress it with a poll right now. Most of you are saying it. Eighty two percent yes. Let's move on what this tells me. Is that for all the worry that were slipping into autocracy which is not a ridiculous worry for all the talk of The nefarious undermining of democracy the basic driving force with the trump scandal and this scandal is just human. Cognition tribalism motivated reasoning playing to the base. Of course it's not a perfect analogy between the presidency and because in baseball the UMPIRES who are tasked with meting out punishment. Well they don't face primary challenges in November"