With spring training underway, baseball players are having their say on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.
They’re not pleased.
But baseball players aren’t the only ones weighing in. NBA star LeBron James has some time on his hands in the midst of the NBA All-Star break.
Shockingly, he also thinks cheating in sports is bad. He said as much in a pair of tweets on Tuesday.
‘I would be f---ing irate!’
Listen I know I don’t play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be F*^king irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do! Listen here baseball commissioner listen to your.....— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 18, 2020
players speaking today about how disgusted, mad, hurt, broken, etc etc about this. Literally the ball(⚾️) is in your court(or should I say field) and you need to fix this for the sake of Sports! #JustMyThoughtsComingFromASportsJunkieRegardlessMyOwnSportIPlay— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 18, 2020
The Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has resonated beyond even that of the steroid era that tainted an entire generation of baseball players.
Where the impact of players using performance enhancers was obtuse — especially when considering that tainted players were facing other tainted players — the advantage the Astros gained by knowing what pitches were coming is distinct.
Players, fans and casual observers alike can all understand that it’s considerably easier to hit a baseball if you know what’s coming — even if you still have to hit it.
With the integrity of the game very much at stake, Manfred did little to appease calls for harsh punishment. Astros players weren’t penalized. The 2017 World Series trophy still resides in Houston.
For a lot of people, that just isn’t good enough. LeBron James included.
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