James wrote on Twitter.
“Listen here baseball commissioner listen to your 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”
Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout criticizing Manfred for not
punishing the players. Trout called the situation “sad for baseball.”
an opposing team’s pitching signs during the team’s 2017 championship season. While sign stealing is commonplace, MLB rules prohibit the use electronic devices to do so.
released a report in January detailing the scheme.
Manfred suspended Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, who were subsequently fired by Astros owner Jim Crane. The Astros must forfeit the team’s regular first- and second-round selections in the 2020 and 2021 drafts and pay a $5 million fine.
stepped down as manager of the New York Mets over his involvement in the scandal.
However, none of the players received any punishment from the league despite participating in the cheating, and there are no plans to strip the Astros of their 2017 World Series title.
apologized for the scandal and players have expressed remorse about the scandal. But some current and former professional baseball players
haven’t taken kindly to the apologies.
is suing the Astros claiming their sign-stealing scheme is the reason his career was cut short after an August 2017 game in which he gave up four runs against the Astros.