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Sports Cody Bellinger unloads on Astros for ‘weak’ apology, stealing trophies

21:26  14 february  2020
21:26  14 february  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Matt Joyce standing on a baseball field: Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger isn't buying what the Astros are selling with their recent apology efforts.© Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger isn't buying what the Astros are selling with their recent apology efforts.

Cody Bellinger was one of the first people to speak out against the Houston Astros after Major League Baseball confirmed that the 2017 World Series champions cheated their way to a title, and Bellinger feels no differently about the situation a month later. If anything, the Los Angeles Dodgers star has gotten more angry.

Bellinger was asked on Friday about the scripted apology the Astros delivered the day before, and he said he found Houston owner Jim Crane’s comments to be “weak.” Bellinger also called it “wild” that Crane said the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme did not impact games.

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  Blue Jays Bichette thinks Astros players should pay for sign-stealing scandal DUNEDIN, Fla. — Bo Bichette isn't satisfied with the way Major League Baseball has handled the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. The cheating itself came as less of a shock to him. "Cheating is cheating, people are going to do it but when there are no consequences for it, that's probably a problem," the Blue Jays shortstop said Saturday at Toronto's spring training facility. "People do things they regret. But when you get away with it, it just becomes a bit bigger than it is. We'll move on from it, but it's a tough pill to swallow.

Bellinger also took aim at Jose Altuve, whom he accused of stealing an MVP Award away from New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge in 2017. Bellinger then said the Astros stole a World Series title away from the Dodgers that year and that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s punishment was not adequate.

While there has been no evidence that the Astros wore buzzers so signs could be relayed to them, Bellinger clearly finds the denials from Houston players hard to believe. He said the video that showed Altuve telling Astros players not to tear off his jersey after the second baseman hit a game-winning home run off Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman “makes zero sense to me.”

Obviously, Bellinger and the Dodgers feel a lot more strongly about the Astros’ cheating than many others. They lost to Houston in seven games, which makes the sign stealing even tougher to swallow. Mix in the stuff about Yu Darvish supposedly tipping pitches and there are still plenty of unanswered questions about the 2017 World Series. You can’t blame Bellinger for being so fired up.

Steinbrenner wonders 'what if?' Yanks feel cheated by Astros .
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