Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer said Thursday the Houston Astros owe the sport’s fans a full explanation about their sign-stealing scheme throughout the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Scherzer and other Nationals fielded questions related to the Astros’ conduct on the first day of spring training at their facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“They crossed the moral line and cheated,” Scherzer said. “But they got to answer to it. It’s not really for us to speak for them. They need to speak for themselves. They need to talk to the fans of baseball and explain what happened.”
“They crossed the moral line and cheated” - #Nats ace Max Scherzer on the #Astros sign-stealing. Also said there are current discussions with MLB and union as far as future technology… “we’re trying to make sure that this can’t happen again.” @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/xmKq4bKPeG— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) February 13, 2020
Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin said Washington changed their signs out of precaution throughout the 2019 World Series because of the Astros’ reputation within the sport.
“I think everyone knows what they did is wrong.” Great stuff from Patrick Corbin on the #Astros sign-stealing scandal. Shares how the #Nats changed up their signs as a precaution during the World Series @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/TFWsD9pxVW— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) February 13, 2020
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