September 17, 2021

The Astros fired Brandon Taubman. Now what about those responsible for the team’s false accusations? (The Athletic)

WASHINGTON — Amid the absolute debacle that has been their response since Sports Illustrated published its Brandon Taubman story on Monday night, the Astros finally made a logical decision on Thursday and fired their embattled assistant general manager. They also, at last, apologized to SI reporter Stephanie Apstein.

But how about those responsible for crafting the team’s false accusations against Apstein in its initial statement? Who exactly are they, and will they be allowed to continue to form the public relations strategies for the team moving forward?

Based on Astros president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow’s clunky 18-minute press conference at Nationals Park on the eve of World Series Game 3, it seems that could be the case. When Luhnow was asked if there would be further disciplinary action, he referred back to Taubman’s firing.

“That’s the action that we’ve taken at this point,”…

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