Mike Fiers knew he'd face criticism from his former Houston Astros teammates, but he just couldn't continue living a lie. This winter, Fiers revealed to The Athletic that the Astros illegally stole signs via cameras and trash cans during the 2017 season. As everyone knows, that was the very year Houston won the World Series. The end result saw the MLB find the Astros guilty of these claims, and those very players go on the defensive against Fiers.
Take Evan Gattis for example. The retired MLB catcher was on the 2017 Astros team that netted him his first ever World Series ring, albeit tainted.
On Friday, Gattis posted a photo of a Fiers-inspired Pilsner glass he purchased from Houston sports bar, The Flying Saucer. That glass had Fiers' likeness on it with the quote "Snitches Get Stitches" underneath.
You guys are so cool! NOT!
Gattis is the latest Astro to show a lack of accountability for cheating the game of its integrity and costing various pitchers their careers for a "piece of metal." But, this is what happens when commissioner Rob Manfred gives them a slap on the wrist in exchange for immunity. No sympathy whatsoever.
Instead of, you know, blaming the guy who admitted you cheated, Gattis could show some empathy and release a genuine apology.
But of course, that's not the Astros way.