After Houston Astros was the protagonist of one of the biggest scandals in the history of the Major League Baseball (MLB), as is the theft of signals, one of those involved in the incident launched a serious accusation against New York Yankees y Boston Red Sox.
This is the former general manager of the Texas franchise, Jeff Luhnow, suspended for this fact, who in conversation with the chain NBC He stated that both institutions carried out this type of actions, which, in his opinion, were covered up by the competition.
“MLB had access to around 22,000 text messages that came from video room personnel, who communicated to coaches to steal signs; They saw that the Yankees and Red Sox were doing this too and they fell silent. I don’t know the reasons why all this evidence was not used to punish other teams. “said the former Astros manager.
Luhnow was very open in the 37 minute interview. Some of the things we touched on…
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He did not stay there, because in addition Luhnow, along with ensuring that he is innocent of the charges against him, added that “it was clear that I was not involved. I’m not in any of those messages. In fact, there are some where they say, ‘Don’t tell Jeff’ “.
And while he will respect the sanction imposed by the Major Leagues of a year without working, the former executive was emphatic in pointing out that “MLB said I was not involved in the trash can beating, nor did I direct or participate in the video scheme. The only thing they said is that you might know and that it was the general manager. And I’ll take the punishment for being the general manager because of what happened when I was there. “.
Finally, regarding comments from fans accusing him of being a cheater, Luhnow replied that “Everyone reduces this to little phrases or tweets. ‘Luhnow is the mastermind’, ‘Luhnow was behind it’, ‘is the idiosyncrasy of Luhnow’. It is not. It couldn’t be further from the truth. And I want people to know. “