Report: Yankees believe Astros were stealing signs by whistling in Game 1 of ALCS
According to a report, a Yankees coach noticed a whistling sound coming from the Houston dugout before certain pitches during the ALCS opener at Minute Maid Park. The Yankees became angry and yelled across the field, believing the whistling was a form of sign-stealing and was being used to alert batters to what pitch was coming.A number of coaches and executives said that such an act would be widely considered a violation of the sport’s “unwritten rules.”“They are NASA,” one coach said. “If a pitcher is tipping and the players can see from the dugout, no biggie. If they get it from somewhere else, that’s dicey.
Per the report , Taubman addressed a group of three female reporters , “including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet” and I’m so fucking glad we got Osuna !” The Astros declined to comment for Apstein’s story and did not make Taubman available for an interview, but the report
After the Astros clinched the AL pennant, a staffer looked at female reporters and shouted “ Thank God we got Osuna ! Astros Staffer's Outburst at Female Reporters Illustrates MLB's Forgive-and-Forget Attitude Toward Domestic Violence.
Houston Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman allegedly directed a profanity-laden rant about his closer, Roberto Osuna, to three female reporters after Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.
According to, the confrontation happened as players and coaching staff celebrated their ALCS win over the New York Yankees in the clubhouse on Saturday.
“Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!,” Taubman yelled “half a dozen times,” according to Apstein, just moments after Osuna blew a save and nearly cost the Astros the game.
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Jose Altuve hit a two-run walk-off home run to win the game 6-4 in the bottom of the ninth.The Astros dropped the Yankees 6-4 on a walk-off two-run home run by Jose Altuve in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The report accused assistant general manager Brandon Taubman of deliberately yelling supportive comments about reliever Roberto Osuna to a group of female reporters . Astros closer Roberto Osuna was acquired by the team following an incident of domestic violence last year.
The Astros issued a statement Monday disputing a Sports Illustrated story that a team executive taunted three female reporters after the During the Astros ’ ALCS celebration, assistant GM Brandon Taubman yelled , half a dozen times, to three female reporters , “ Thank God we got Osuna !
One of the journalists was allegedly wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet.
The statement appears to be a reference to the Astros’ July 2018 trade for Osuna, after he was accused of assaulting a woman in Toronto when he still played for the Toronto Blue Jays. Prosecutors later dropped charges as the alleged victim refused to testify and Osuna was suspended by MLB for 75 regular-season games.
Apstein said the team refused to comment or make the assistant GM available for an interview, but the Astros later released a statement saying the story was “misleading and completely irresponsible.”
Houston Chronicle writer Hunter Atkins took to social media to defend Apstein’s allegations following the team’s statement.
Hannah Keyser, a Yahoo Sports reporter, also backed Apstein’s report.
According to Apstein, the “offensive and frightening” interaction was followed by an apology from another Astros employee.
Astros owner apologizes to SI reporter for claiming she fabricated story .
Astros owner apologizes to SI reporter for claiming she fabricated storyOn Sunday, Apstein tweeted an image of the letter Crane sent to her this weekend.