Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is moving on from the cheating scandal that rocked his franchise last year.
According to Gabe Lacques of USA Today, Crane is no longer focused on the past, as he said the following Friday after Houston beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series: “We got it pinned on us, we owned it, we took the penalty, and we’re past that now.”
Last year, it was determined that the Astros used illegal methods to steal signs during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, leading to multiple punishments from Major League Baseball.
The Astros were fined and forced to forfeit draft picks, while manager A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire 2020 season. The Astros fired both and replaced them with Dusty Baker and James Click, respectively.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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