Sport SI reporter meets with Jeff Luhnow, asks for retraction from Astros

03:01  26 october  2019
03:01  26 october  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: Yankees believe Astros were stealing signs by whistling in Game 1 of ALCS

  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.

Jeff Luhnow (born June 8, 1966) is a Mexico-born American baseball executive who serves as the general manager and president of baseball operations of the Houston Astros of Major League

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said the organization was wrong for issuing its initial Speaking to reporters hours after Taubman's firing, Luhnow admitted that the Astros ' original statement Multiple outlets—including the Houston Chronicle and Yahoo! Sports—corroborated SI 's reporting .

SI reporter Stephanie Apstein met with Houston Astros president and general manager Jeff Luhnow before Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.

Jeff Luhnow wearing a suit and tie© Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple reporters, the meeting between Apstein and Luhnow lasted about 15 minutes and included Apstein asking Houston to issue a retraction.

Apstein published a story on Monday evening in which she wrote Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman taunted her and other female reporters over the Roberto Osuna acquisition. The Astros issued a statement in which they refuted the story, calling it “misleading and completely irresponsible.” Houston later issued new statements the following day, and they fired Taubman on Thursday after further investigating showed Apstein’s version of the story was confirmed by others.

Taubman and the Astros could still face further discipline from MLB.

Astros bounce back to take Game 3 vs. Nationals .
Jose Altuve doubled twice and scored both times, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Houston Astros showed they were not going to go quietly, beating the Nationals 4-1 to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven Fall Classic. © AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyBOX SCORE: ASTROS 4, NATIONALS 1Houston can even things in Game 4 on Saturday night at Nationals Park. Washington will start $140 million lefty Patrick Corbin, while Houston manager A.J. Hinch declined to reveal his pitching plan when asked about it before Game 3.

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