Astros’ Jim Crane responds to criticism of the cheating scandal

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Houston Astros owner Jim Crane had some advice for the New York Yankees after it was revealed earlier this season, the Yankees have been embroiled in their own sign-stealing scandal.

A letter released in April by the MLB to the Yankees in 2017 detailed the team’s illicit use of technology during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. scams of 2017 which involved transmitting signals to hitters using a garbage can in the clubhouse.

It was discovered that the Yankees used devices to decode and share the signs of opposing teams.

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Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros, reads a prepared statement during a press conference at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on February 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros, reads a prepared statement during a press conference at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on February 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Gru said USA Today in a story published on Tuesday he was surprised by the GM’s longstanding comments.

“I found his comments extremely strange. The letter is there, and you were doing it too. You were there, man. What are you talking about?” asked the crane.

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Houston Astros owner Jim Crane before World Series Race 1 between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 18th. 26, 2021, Houston.

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane before World Series Race 1 between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 18th. 26, 2021, Houston.
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“If I were one of the teams and I knew our team is doing it, I’d keep my mouth shut and just take care of our business. But listen, I can only control what’s going on here. I can’t control what the other guys do.”

Cashman in March called the Astros betrayal scandal “illegal and horrific” in an interview with Atletico.

The Yankees were punished with a $ 100,000 fine to be used for Hurricane Irma relief, which was far less punishment than the Astros received as part of their sign-stealing plan.

Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, speaks on the phone ahead of a spring Grapefruit League training match between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at the Palm Beaches’ FITTEAM Ballpark on March 12, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Crane fired Astros CEO Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch over the sign theft controversy. Crane was cleared of all charges. No active players were disciplined.