This past week, MLB announced its decision regarding the sign-stealing allegations against the Astros. After MLB announced sanctions for manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow, Astros owner, Jim Crane, fired both of them. A day later, Alex Cora, the Astros’ bench coach in 2017, was fired by the Boston Red Sox.
While it represents a sad episode for baseball, it does represent a step toward justice.
This past week, a few members of the Washington Nationals visited U.S. service members with the World Series trophy. Here’s Aaron Barrett discussing the experience:
I’ll post more about their tour in the coming days.
La Liga Mexicana del Pacifico (The Mexican Pacific League) began its playoffs on January 1. The teams playing in the first phase of the playoffs are:
- Cañeros de Los Mochis
- Yaquis de Obregón
- Charros de Jalisco
- Venados de Mazatlán
- Sultanes de Monterrey
- Tomateros de Culiacán
- Naranjeros de Hermosillo
- Águilas de Mexicali
You can find the full schedule on the league’s website.
Once again, the Nats are the Best of the Week:
On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals held a press conference to discuss the re-signing of Stephen Strasburg, at which he called himself a “National for life.”
Merry Strasmas indeed!
Earlier this week, the Nationals re-signed free agent and World Series MVP, Stephen Strasburg. (Now they just have to re-sign Anthony Rendon!)
Yesterday the Nats released their annual holiday video: