Astros' apology rings hollow to Nationals, others around Major League Baseball

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"I am really sorry about the choices that were made by my team, by the organization and by me", Bregman said Thursday.

JIM CRANE: I want to say again how sorry our team is for what happened.

Start with this grand slam from Crane, who told the media at the team's spring training facility in West Palm Beach, "Our opinion is this didn't impact the game".

But he was met with some skepticism when he said the scheme "didn't impact the game". "We had a good team".

The commissioner also has not sought to strip the team of its 2017 World Series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"When I analyze all the games, we earned that championship", Correa said of the 2017 World Series.

Speaking at a press conference to address the team's sign-stealing scandal, team owner Jim Crane emphatically denied the theory that players used vibrating devices to know what pitches were coming.

It took months, but the Houston Astros finally apologized for the team's 2017 sign-stealing scandal. "It could possibly not", he said.

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The Astros were fined $5 million USA, the maximum allowed under major league rules, and forfeited their next two first- and second-round amateur draft picks. Instead, the Houston Astros of this era will be known exclusively for cameras, trash cans, buzzers, and cheating. But we know they were cheated out of a real shot at a championship.

While KTLA referred to Bregman and Altuve as "Astros Cheaters", this is not the first time people from Los Angeles expressed their distaste for the Astros following the sign-stealing scandal.

"I think the way it was handled is probably bad for the game, the fact that those guys aren't getting in trouble", Bichette said.

"I've seen that video", Chapman said through an interpreter in Tampa, Fla., where Yankees pitchers and catchers are in the early days of spring training. Opposing players wanted the Astros to take accountability for cheating and show remorse for their actions.

But did the Astros accomplish what they set out to on Thursday, or ultimately dump more gasoline on the dumpster fire that consumed their entire offseason?

In case you missed it, Correa has a response to Cody Bellinger's comments. They figured out the Astros had cheated more often on August 4 than in any other game that season.

Major League Baseball opted not to discipline any players for participating in the scandal, though manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended and later fired for failing to stop it.

Whatever thin chance the Astros and their players had to salvage their reputation they tossed into one of those trash cans they used to beat on to signal what pitch was en route. Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer corroborated the theory, but the Astros have denied wearing buzzers, and the Major League Baseball investigation did not find evidence that players wore devices to steal signals. "I did not know rules were being broken". The postgame recaps said I had unraveled. The Astros got off to a lead, and I was brought in during the fourth inning.

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