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Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve apologize for Astros cheating in scripted presser

The Houston Astros are suddenly sorry for cheating their way to a World Series title in 2017. Astros owner Jim Crane said last month that he would get his players together at the start of spring training to apologize “with a strong statement as a team,” and apparently what happened on Thursday was his idea of that. As part of a cringeworthy scripted press conference, Astros stars Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve issued very brief statements expressing remorse for their roles in the 2017 sign-stealing scandal. They took no questions. “I am really sorry about the choices that were made...

The Houston Astros are suddenly sorry for cheating their way to a World Series title in 2017. Astros owner Jim Crane said last month that he would get his players together at the start of spring training to apologize “with a strong statement as a team,” and apparently what happened on Thursday was his idea of that. As part of a cringeworthy scripted press conference, Astros stars Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve issued very brief statements expressing remorse for their roles in the 2017 sign-stealing scandal. They took no questions. “I am really sorry about the choices that were made by my team, by the organization and by me,” Bregman said. “I’ve learned from this and I hope to regain the trust of baseball fans.” Altuve said the whole Astros organization “feels bad about what happened in 2017.” As if the insincere apologies weren’t enough, Crane then addressed the media and said the team believes their World Series title was not a product of the elaborate sign-stealing scheme. “Our opinion is that this didn’t im

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