Jim Crane Was Actually Honored as Executive of the Year at Houston Sports Awards and That's Absurd

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane / Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Houston Astros, who as we all know have had an extremely clean offseason, are still being recognized as one of the model franchises across baseball, at least in the city of Houston.

Astros owner Jim Crane was named the Executive of the Year at the Houston Sports Awards over the likes of Rockets GM Darryl Morey, despite just recently having been issued a $5 million fine amid the team's sign stealing scandal.

It's a good thing Crane doesn't have any major controversies plaguing his team or anything, right? We're surprised they managed to give Crane this award and keep a straight face at the same time.

If one of the biggest cheating scandals in MLB history isn't enough to pry this award away from Crane, what would be?

Even after one of the worst scandals in MLB history tainted the legitimacy of the franchise's only championship and forced Crane to part ways with manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow, Crane is still being recognize among elite sports executives.

Still, his competition, Morey, did effectively damage the relationship between the NBA and China after tweeting out in support of Hong Kong amid the nation's protests.

Maybe Houston should have just scrapped the award altogether this year.