VIDEO: Astros Owner Jim Crane Contradicts Himself After Claiming Cheating Scandal Had No Impact on the Game

Astros president Jim Crane is trying to sweep the sign-stealing scandal under a rug.
Astros president Jim Crane is trying to sweep the sign-stealing scandal under a rug.

If you thought the apologies from Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve were bad, just wait for this one! Finally facing the media on Thursday, the Astros are front and center to answer for their now infamous sign-stealing crimes. If you ask president Jim Crane about it, though, there's nothing to see here.

Ah, yes, of course. Compromising the integrity of the sport surely has no impact on the outcome of any singular game.

What's even better? This contradiction seconds later.

Oh, so stealing signs and taking advantage of clueless teams didn't have an affect on you winning the World Series? Gotcha. But wait, you didn't say that? What are we doing here?

Hey, tell that to the Yankees, who you managed to oust in the playoffs twice over that span in extremely close contested ALCS matchups.

Crane is simply trying to act like Houston did nothing wrong. It's embarrassing. It's disgraceful. Then on top of that, he can't even keep his words straight seconds later.

Leave it at that? No, on behalf of America, we won't do that. Houston is under a microscope for their behavior on the field and it won't stop this season. Buzzers? Loud knocks coming from the clubhouse? Hello, Houston.

You may think this isn't a big deal, Jimmy, but the rest of the country does. Give us a break.