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Houston Astros ‘not worried’ about outside noise as scandal persists

Houston Astros ‘not worried’ about outside noise as scandal persists

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  • Astros
Oct 26
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The Houston Astros said that they do not care about the controversies surrounding them, insisting that they are not out to prove anything but winning.

The Astros were observed electronically stealing signs, which breached MLB rules, during the run to a World Series title in 2017. The aftermath of the scandal saw the firing of manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow.

The team said they would prove themselves beginning Tuesday when they face the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the World Series.

“I’m not worried about narratives,” third baseman Alex Bregman said Monday. “I’m not worried about any of that. I want to win four games.”

Despite the players not being punished by the league, they were booed and heckled by the opposing team’s fans while on the road.

“We get it everywhere we go,” left fielder Michael Brantley said. “What makes this team so special is we’ve been here, done that. We’ve been through all of it. There’s no stage that’s big enough. There’s nothing that a crowd is going to do to us that’s going to get us off our game.”

Bregman, second baseman Jose Altuve, and shortstop Carlos Correa were with the team during the 2017 incident — and they received the loudest boos.

Asked whether winning the World Series in 2021 will prove they can be the best team without cheating, Correa answered: “I don’t think the outside noise motivates us at all. The guys inside [the clubhouse], we motivate ourselves to just be better every single day, and you see the results on the field.”

“I haven’t thought about that, but I think we have the same mindset we always have, just going out there and try to win,” added Altuve. “This is a pretty special team … We all want to win.”

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