The Houston Astros blew up a report from Sports Illustrated that burned assistant general manager Brandon Taubman over alleged comments he made after his club won the American League Championship Series over the weekend. to a group of three female reporters, including one wearing a purple bracelet for domestic violence awareness and shouting half a dozen times: “Thank God we have Osuna! I'm so f –— I'm glad we got Osuna! »During the post-game festivities.
The report continued to criticize the executive.
Osuna is the closest Astros to serve a suspension for 75 games for violating the 2018 Domestic Violence League policy. The report also says "another Houston employee apologizes" to reporters after the alleged incident.
The Astros were held criminally responsible for acquiring Osun by the Blue Jays after it was terminated. They said it was a "difficult decision" at the time.
Initially, Houston declined to comment on the history of Sports Illustrated, but said on Monday in a statement : "The story published by Sports Illustrated is misleading and completely irresponsible. An Astros player was asked about a difficult outing. Our CEO supported the player at a difficult time. His comments were all about the game situation that just happened, and nothing else – they also didn't target specific reporters. We are extremely disappointed with Sports Illustrated's attempt to come up with a story that doesn't exist.
Osuna gave up a game-tying home run in the ninth inning of DJ Lemahieu during Game 6 before Jose Altue hit a walk.
Two reporters from the Houston Chronicle – and another reporter – confirm Sports Illustrated's story, reports.
"The Astros called this message [Stephanie Apstein] misleading," Hunter Atkins tweeted on Monday. "No. It was. I was there. I saw it. And I should say something earlier."
The Astros face the Nationals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday in Houston.