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2 California little leagues ban Astros team name in response to cheating, lying Houston MLB club


Added 02-15-20 09:25:02pm EST - “If Rob Manfred won't ban the Astros, somebody has to.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “2 California little leagues ban Astros team name in response to cheating, lying Houston MLB club”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Two California little leagues will prevent teams from using Astros as a nickname, the Orange County Register reported.

The move comes shortly after the Houston Astros comically bungled an apology for stealing signs during their World Series-winning 2017 season.

“Parents are disgusted,” Long Beach Little League president Steve Klaus told the OCR. “They are disgusted with the Astros and their lack of ownership and accountability. We know there’s more to this scandal.”

No one in Long Beach and East Fullerton Little Leagues will be playing as the Astros in the upcoming season, according to the OCR. Higher-ups from both leagues said the team set a bad example for children playing baseball and that the bans could stretch into the future.

The Astros have admitted to stealing signs in the 2017 season, using a video camera and trash can banging scheme to alert hitters which pitches were coming. Manfred, the Major League Baseball commissioner disciplined the Astros, but not enough for some people, and Manfred’s not pleased with the team’s owner.

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