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Sport Yankees Manager Aaron Boone Reveals Why He's No Longer as Angry at the Astros Over Cheating Scandal

23:56  28 march  2020
23:56  28 march  2020 Source:   12up.com

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone vowed during his first spring training interview to move on from the Houston Astros ’ sign-stealing scandal , and that’s exactly what he ’ s done. Six weeks later, mission accomplished, and it wasn’t just time passing by that has Boone ’s level of anger and frustration way

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The New York Yankees have fallen victim to the Houston Astros twice in the past three seasons, both times in the ALCS. Manager Aaron Boone, like other members of the Yankees, was livid when news of the Astros' cheating scandal was made public.

a close up of Aaron Boone wearing a hat and sunglasses: Aaron Boones is no longer angry with the Astros after they were proven guilty of sign-stealing in 2017 © Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Aaron Boones is no longer angry with the Astros after they were proven guilty of sign-stealing in 2017

However, in the light of the pandemic, Boone is no longer upset at the team that compromised the game of baseball for at least a year (though it's widely believed it was three years).

Boone vowed to move on from all of this back on the first day of Spring Training, and he has done just that. He recently mentioned that the coronavirus outbreak helped him get over it.

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He ordered the Astros to fork over to baseball a fine of million. He also stripped them of high picks in future MLB drafts of upcoming talent. It was bad enough that an Astros assistant general manager got fired during the 2019 World Series for screaming profanely at a woman in the locker

"I do think when you have something like this (coronavirus scare), it does probably put things more into perspective.” said Boone in an interview with Michael Kay on ESPN Radio.

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Boone is taking the high road with is stance on one of the MLB's biggest scandals in history. While he was not a part of the Yankees organization in 2017, many of his players were cheated out of a World Series appearance that year. He felt he already said his peace, and now it's time to move on because the world is dealing with much more pressing issues.

That's what we call perspective. But once the MLB season gets underway, everyone will quickly remember about the Astros' wrongdoings.

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