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Houston Astros Apologize For Cheating Scandal, Vow It Will Never Happen Again

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The Houston Astros held a press conference Thursday morning where ownership and some of the players apologized for the sign-stealing scandal that has seemingly tainted its 2017 World Series championship.

Astros owner Jim Crane promised that such a scandal “will never happen again on my watch,” but added that he didn’t believe Houston’s sign stealing scandal ultimately impacted the results of any games. (RELATED: Astros Throttle Nationals To Take Series Lead)

Astros stars involved in the scandal also took to the podium apologizing, including shortstop Alex Bregman.

The Astros were hit with a historic punishment earlier in 2020 over the scandal. The team was hit with a $5 million fine, and the loss of several draft picks, while general manager Jeff Lunhow and manager A.J. Hinch were both suspended for a year, and subsequently lost their jobs as a result.

Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mike Bolsinger is suing the Astros for $31 million because he believes that he lost his career in the MLB as a result of a very bad outing against the team.

“I remember saying, ‘It was like they knew what I was throwing,'” Bolsinger recalls.

The former ball player reportedly wants any money received from a civil suit to go to charities in the Los Angeles area.

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