Sport Report: Brandon Taubman, Astros could face discipline from MLB
Astros dispute story that team executive taunted female reporters about Roberto Osuna
The Astros' statement said the team was "extremely disappointed" in Sports Illustrated's "attempt to fabricate a story."The story, written by Stephanie Apstein and posted Monday, described a scene that allegedly occurred in the Astros locker room more than an hour after the Game 6 win.
The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman over his verbal attack on reporters, but neither side may be finished with discipline.
According to, Major League Baseball’s investigation into Taubman and the Astros is continuing, and it may result in further consequences. Taubman is facing a suspension if he ever gets another job in baseball, while the Astros may receive a fine over some combination of Taubman’s behavior and their initial public statement about the reporter who broke the story.
Taubman’s career in baseball may well be over with or without punishment. A suspension attached to him, though, would further poison the well. The revelation that he waswas a damning one.
MLB to investigate clubhouse incident involving Astros executive
Major League Baseball says it will look into allegations that Houston Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman shouted at female reporters regarding the club's acquisition of closer Roberto Osuna following Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday. According to Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated, Taubman turned to three female reporters in the clubhouse and yelled six times, "Thank god we got Osuna! I'm so f------ glad we got Osuna!" TheAccording to Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated, Taubman turned to three female reporters in the clubhouse and yelled six times, "Thank god we got Osuna! I'm so f------ glad we got Osuna!"
For the Astros, a fine isn’t something they can’t absorb. The greater damage here may be the public relations hit the team is taking. That’s particularly true since the team’s botched response to the story has begun to lead to a few stories.
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MLB's ruling on Astros investigation to come after World Series .
Major League Baseball continues to investigate the incident involving the Houston Astros’ apparent attempt to discredit Sports Illustrated reporter Stephanie Apstein.Commissioner Rob Manfred made clear that a verdict will not come down from MLB until after the World Series is over. Sherman and Davidoff expect a fine at the very least, though the extent of MLB’s inquiry won’t be clear until their decision has been rendered. What is clear, per Manfred, is that the investigation began in response to the Astros’ initial statement regarding Apstein’s article.