The Houston Astros found a way to make themselves look even worse on Thursday morning in the form of a sad excuse of a press conference. Between the generic player statements, to owner Jim Crane's lack of accountability, the hatred for the Astros among MLB fans has grown to tremendous heights.
After the joke of a presser, questions began circulating around the locker room from media members about the alleged use of an electronic buzzer during the 2019 postseason. And, just like ex-manager AJ Hinch did in his infamous MLB Network interview, the Astros immediately pointed to the league investigation instead of providing a simple yes or no answer.
The answer wasn't no, which is a true sticking point of the whole ordeal.
The Astros lost the benefit of the doubt after being proven guilty of using cameras and trash cans to relay pitches to the batter. Immediately after commissioner Rob Manfred handed down a rather weak punishment, electronic buzzer use became the new topic of discussion.
During Game 6 of the ALCS, Jose Altuve hit a two-run walk-off homer off New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. As he rounded home, Altuve is seen pleading with his teammates to not rip off his jersey. He immediately retreated to the dugout and emerged with a new shirt, only adding more fuel to the fire.
The majority of the Astros used the league investigation as its excuse, sans Carlos Correa, the only honest person in the Houston locker room.
Why could no one follow Correa's lead and vehemently deny using buzzers? Using the investigation as an excuse only adds to their guilt.