Fairly significant baseball news dropped late Friday claiming that a federal judge ordered the unsealing of a 2017 letter from the MLB to the New York Yankees that could potentially link the club to a sign-stealing scandal.
Regardless of the specific contents of the letter, the optics behind these allegations are already brutal for the Yankees, as they played the victim card on numerous occasions after losing to the 2017 Houston Astros and 2018 Boston Red Sox -- who were both penalized for stealing signs -- in the postseason on the way to those teams' respective World Series titles.
Well, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has already taken to Twitter to respond to the Pinstripes' alleged wrongdoings.
Because the receipts of every tweet known to man are apparently kept, it appears that Correa's response was a direct shot at Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who posted the same thing on Twitter when it was first reported that Houston used an illegal camera in the centerfield as part of its own operation.
A petty war between two bright baseball talents while the league and the players' union are caught up in a negotiation stalemate for the 2020 season? Count us all the way in.
In all seriousness, Astros players and fans are justified in wanting to jump all over the Yankees, but they should absolutely wait for all the facts to be presented before doing so. The evidence against Houston was incredibly damning, as it came from a literal eyewitness in pitcher Mike Fiers; we just don't know enough about New York's potential scandal at this point to draw conclusions.