Strip the Title: Astros "Apology" Press Conference Was an Utter Joke

Social Navigation

Strip the Title: Astros “Apology” Press Conference Was an Utter Joke

Chicago Cubs

I swear I didn’t expect better. I knew the player apologies would be scripted and limited. I knew the focus would be about moving forward.

But, man, I just didn’t expect so much spit-in-your-face BS. Take the Astros’ World Series title away already:

The entire framing of the press conference – with Dusty Baker brought in as a human shield – was about how a couple bad guys in the front office and the dugout did some bad stuff (that didn’t really impact anything anyway) and they were removed. The players did nothing wrong. The owner did nothing wrong. Nobody has anything at all to apologize for, but, hey, here’s an apology.

It took them three months to put together a completely scripted approach to addressing this issue … and that’s what they had. No accountability – like, explicitly stated! – no insight, no meaningful introspection about the impact your actions or your organization’s culture had on the sport, the fans, and other players and teams. No attempt to really try to improve things for all of those groups going forward. What a joke. I’m seething.

In conclusion, things like this happened, and even a good attempt at apologizing and reconciling couldn’t take it away:

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.