With baseball lifer Dusty Baker at his side on the dais, Jim Crane, Astros owner and tone-deaf rich guy, made an absolute mess of his supposed apology press conference on Thursday morning in West Palm Beach, Florida.
"Why did you fire your general manager/president of baseball ops Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch if the sign-stealing didn't impact the game?"
"Why did you get fined $5 million?"
"Why did you lose first and second-round picks the next two years?"
"Why is your franchise such an embarassment?"
"Do you even have a PR staff? Do you know what a PR staff is?"
It's just the latest reminder that the Astros should be disbanded for the season to come, if not for the obvious logisitical hurdles that such a move would entail. Oh, and hollow as it may be, that 2017 World Series title should be vacated. You can't give it to the Dodgers two years late. You just leave the title null.
And finally, shame on Crane and all his Astros underlings for leveraging the good name of Dusty Baker to try and dig themselves out of this disgrace.