On day of reckoning, Houston Astros apologize to everybody – and nobody – at the same time


What I’m Hearing: MLB insider Bob Nightengale took the pulse of the Yankees and Dodgers as they begin spring training with their prized possessions from the offseason. Both teams also made it clear what the expectations are for 2020.


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Contrition, remorse, regret – the Houston Astros expressed it all during an hour of accountability Thursday.

Yet, as the Astros made abundantly clear how sorry they were for a rules-flouting, electronic sign-stealing scheme that boosted their chances of winning the 2017 World Series, there was another point they endeavored to make:

There will be no specific amends made to any specific parties.

Not to the Los Angeles Dodgers or New York Yankees, who they beat in seven-game playoff series in 2017, winning seven of eight games played at Minute Maid Park, home of the most notorious trash can this side of Sesame Street.

Who are the Astros even apologizing to? Everybody or nobody?

“I don’t think we feel the need to reach out to those guys, or anybody for that matter,” says outfielder Josh Reddick, a Dodger during the final two months and playoffs of the 2016 season.

Not to Mike Bolsinger,…

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