Sport Several Southern California youth leagues ban ‘Astros’ team name amid cheating scandal

06:30  15 february  2020
06:30  15 february  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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PHOTOS: What former Astros players have said about the team 's cheating scandal . Houston Astros Alex Bregman signs autographs for fans during the The issue is especially touchy in Southern California after the Dodgers lost to the Astros in the World Series, then to the Red Sox the next year.

Several youth baseball leagues across Southern California are dealing with the fallout from the major league cheating scandal by banning the name Astros from their teams this season. The Houston Astros were caught employing video technology and a system of pounding trash cans in the dugout

Many in the baseball world are extremely upset with the Houston Astros amid their sign-stealing scandal that has dominated the offseason, and rightfully so.

a horse painted on the side of a building: Several youth leagues in Southern California have banned the Astros team name this season amid their cheating scandal. (Cooper Neill/MLB Photos/Getty Images)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Several youth leagues in Southern California have banned the Astros team name this season amid their cheating scandal. (Cooper Neill/MLB Photos/Getty Images)

Several youth baseball leagues in Southern California, however, have taken it to the next level.

According to the Orange County Register, multiple youth leagues have already banned teams from naming themselves the “Astros” for the upcoming season.

“Parents are disgusted,” Long Beach Little League president Steve Klaus said, via the Orange County Register. “They are disgusted with the Astros and their lack of ownership and accountability. We know there’s more to this scandal. What’s coming tomorrow? With the Astros, you’ve got premeditated cheating.”

Little Leagues across the country are dropping the Astros nickname after cheating scandal

  Little Leagues across the country are dropping the Astros nickname after cheating scandal Teams in California, New York and Pennsylvania are using the MLB scandal as a teaching tool for youngsters.Little Leagues in California, New York and Pennsylvania — the latter not far from the home of the Little League World Series in Williamsport — have decreed that their teams will not be nicknamed the “Astros” this season because, as one administrator put it, wearing that name would send the wrong message to kids.

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It’s easy to understand why those in Southern California are particularly upset by the cheating scandal. The Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series in 2017, after all, and many fans feel cheated out of the title. Once news of the scandal broke, the Los Angeles City Council even pondered legislation asking Major League Baseball to intervene and award the championship to the Dodgers instead.

Even when the team apologized publicly this week, one Los Angeles television station labeled Jose Altuve simply as “Astros cheater.”

Though banning a team name from youth baseball leagues may sound a bit excessive — given that none of the children who play in the league or the adults who run it were even remotely involved in the cheating the real Houston Astros did — players seem to be behind the move, too.

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Two Astros players expressed shame for the sign-stealing scandal and team owner Jim Crane promised greater control. It could be argued that no team suffered more from the Astros ’ cheating than the Los Angeles Dodgers, whom the Astros beat in seven games in the 2017 World Series.

“I don’t think it’s right to represent a team that’s been cheating,” said 11-year-old Mick Peterson, who plays in the Long Beach league, via the Orange County Register. “The Dodgers got robbed. It’s not fair.”

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