Astros Offer Inexcusably Terrible Statements in Response to Clubhouse Comments, MLB to Investigate

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Astros Offer Inexcusably Terrible Statements in Response to Clubhouse Comments, MLB to Investigate

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As the club was celebrating their ALCS victory, and while closer Roberto Osuna was talking to the media, Houston Astros Assistant GM Brandon Taubman went off in a very specific, very disgusting way.

The events – coming against the backdrop of Osuna’s previous domestic violence suspension, which allowed the Astros to acquire him on a discount – were detailed at Sports Illustrated, and corroborated by multiple other witnesses:

So, that’s what happened. I can say that it happened – without the allegedly – because the Astros have now twice commented on the events, and did not deny in either case that it happened. Instead, they are trying to fundamentally change the context of what happened.

First they tried to totally discredit the reporter:

Then, when it was clear that wasn’t going to fly, the Astros have tried to change the story again:

“Sorry if you’re offended.” “I actually know lots of women and they think I’m fine.” “We take this issue seriously except right now.” Great work. Great work.

The Astros, before and after their statements, have been getting blasted from all corners:

And now MLB is involved, too:

Taubman screwed up deeply, and the response thereafter – both by him and his organization – tell me a whole lot about whether it was a totally-out-of-character mistake, or whether it was some muscle-flexing by a meatball a-hole who apparently exists in an organization full of them.

The Astros face the Nationals in the World Series, starting tonight, and this is the biggest conversation. Just a bang-up job all around, Houston.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.