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The Houston Astros will not be punished for their involvement in a postseason spying controversy. While that comes as welcome news to the team and its fans, Major League Baseball’s decision didn’t make everyone happy.
Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski expressed mixed feelings over MLB’s findings.
Dave Dombrowski on whether the MLB investigation into the Astros employee in the photo pit was resolved to his satisfaction: pic.twitter.com/1Vt8G0FUF5
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) October 17, 2018
Dombrowski told reporters he agreed that the man in the camera well was not stealing signs, but he did not appreciate that the Red Sox were accused of cheating by the Astros during MLB’s investigation.
MLB’s original statement mentions that the Astros’ employee was monitoring other teams to see if Houston’s opponents were cheating. Dombrowski took exception to that.
He also noted that he doesn’t believe MLB’s investigation is completely closed. Dombrowski said there are “a lot more steps that are attached to this” before adding, “I think it’s partially closed, but I don’t think it’s all the way closed.”
That directly contradicts MLB’s statement on the matter, which ended with the phrase “we consider the matter closed.”
Dombrowski’s statement suggests that may not be the case. If he’s right, there might be more to come out of this controversy.
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