All About the Astros

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At the conclusion of the 2019 World Series, a story that had been speculated on for years broke detailing how the Houston Astros had been illegally stealing signs using an outfield camera and cheating in Major League Baseball games; most notably in 2017 when they won the World Series. Since the scandal was brought to the public’s attention, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and field manager AJ Hinch were suspended for the 2020 season, the team was fined $5 million and forfeited their first and second round picks in the coming two years. However, Astros players were given immunity in exchange for information. At the conclusion of the investigation, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred’s findings along with the absence of punishment has sparked outrage among fans and MLB players on various teams.

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