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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Norman Chad: Astros did the crime, and they should pay

Simply put – and I realize I am last in on this, but I only write once a week and I also sleep in weekday mornings, mainly to avoid bad …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Matt Calkins: Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has rocked the game, but it might also be good for it

The Astros’ cheating scandal was as disgraceful as it was disgusting and will forever taint the careers of those involved.


Player discipline possible for future sign-stealing offenses

Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Rob Manfred apologizes for calling World Series trophy a ‘piece of metal’

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has apologized for what he calls his disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.”


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Ouch: Offshore sports book sets odds for Astros’ HBPs

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred’s stern warning that the intentional beaning of Houston Astros in the wake of their sign-stealing scandal hasn’t stopped an offshore sports book from putting …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Yankees’ Aaron Judge says Astros should be stripped of 2017 title

New York Yankees star Aaron Judge feels the Houston Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series championship.


Braves’ Nick Markakis: Everyone on Astros ‘deserves a beating’

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has become the latest big leaguer to tee off on the scandal-ridden Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Couch Slouch: NBA has gone nuts over 3-pointers

Couch Slouch: As is our annual tradition at the NBA all-star break, Couch Slouch looks ahead to the remainder of the season – laced with remarkable perspicacity* – at no …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Astros’ Carlos Correa fires back at Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger over sign-stealing scandal

The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team’s sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity – from accusations of illiteracy to claims …


Tim Dahlberg: Cheating Astros just don’t seem to get it

Ah, the Houston Astros. Good at stealing signs. Not so good at pretending they’re sorry about it.


Garrit Cole starts Yankees tenure with questions about Astros

On the day of his first formal workout with the New York Yankees, Gerrit Cole talked about what he did and did not know about the Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Sticking to script: Alex Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

Alex Bregman and other members of the Houston Astros have spoken at spring training about the sign-stealing scheme they used during their 2017 run to a World Series title and …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Commentary: What a week it was for the disgraced game of baseball

Hank Aaron hammered cheaters. Pete Rose begged for reinstatement again. A.J. Hinch and Charlie Morton expressed remorse for their role in one of the sport’s biggest scandals. Houston Astros management …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Hal Steinbrenner wonders ‘what if?’ Yanks feel cheated by Astros

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner understands why his players feel cheated by the Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

James Click seeks quick success with Astros after replacing Jeff Luhnow

James Click was introduced as the new general manager of the Houston Astros, joining a scandal-plagued team that was left scrambling to fill two major roles just before the start …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Dusty Baker takes over scam-marred Astros, set for ‘last hurrah’

Before he begins his “last hurrah,“ Dusty Baker intends to talk to his new team. He hasn’t decided exactly what he’ll say to the scandal-riddled Houston Astros when spring training …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Houston Astros manager

Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

AP source: Astros, Dusty Baker working on manager deal

Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.


Dallas Keuchel apologizes for 2017 Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team’s sign-stealing scheme during their run to the World Series championship.


Couch Slouch: Astros took advantage of age-old tradition – they cheated

Couch Slouch: So the Houston Astros, using cameras and video monitors and a labyrinthine baseball-bat-and-trash-can notification system, were stealing signs from opposing teams. From all indications, this is cheating and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Larry Stone: Astros’ cheating, fallout compromise Major League Baseball’s credibility like steroids scandal once did

Pitchers and catchers report for spring training in a month, which usually is cause for celebration. But the carnage from baseball’s cheating scandal continues to grow, casting a pall on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Former Spokane Indian Carlos Beltran out as Mets manager in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltran is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Tim Dahlberg: Houston Astros get the punishment, Los Angeles Dodgers pay the price

AJ Hinch won’t be managing in the big leagues any time soon, if at all. Alex Cora will soon join him in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe …


Houston Astros’ A.J. Hinch, GM fired for role in sign stealing after MLB bans pair

The Houston Astros fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s use of electronics for sign stealing …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Larry Stone: Allegations, punishment involving Astros, Patriots and Russia unlikely to deter cheaters as financial motivation grows

It was Sophocles, the Greek tragedian, who said, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”


J.D. Davis maintains he was unaware of Astros’ sign stealing

J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mets acquire Jake Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects – left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Astros owner declines comment on sign stealing investigation

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has declined to comment on Major League Baseball’s investigation into allegations of sign stealing.