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The enormous fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has pushed baseball into a moment of crisis. The root cause of the scandal is embedded in the nine-page report by commissioner Rob Manfred: technocrats gaining power in how the game is played. Amid all the outrage and the reviews of press conferences and interviews as …

COMMENTARY Let’s save GSA ASTRO’s innovative ‘bonus’ for mid-tier bidders By Bob Lohfeld Jr. Feb 26, 2020 While it has been years since I have had the pleasure of interacting with GSA’s Todd Richards, Valerie Bindel, and Tommy Thomas, no one should be shocked that this terrific trio is once again breaking new …

Feb 16, 2020 at 3:58 pm ET • 1 min read Rob Manfred is speaking out about the fallout of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal this weekend. The MLB commissioner, in an interview that aired Sunday, defended his punishment of the Astros — one that did not penalize players — for their sign-stealing scheme in …

How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing caseJoon Lee,ESPN One of the biggest sports stories of the year has already broke, and it’s barely mid-January. If you haven’t heard, Major League Baseball determined the Houston Astros used various methods, including video feeds, to steal signs from the opposition during the team’s 2017 championship season …

One of Major League Baseball’s big offseason storylines was born Tuesday as The Athletic released an in-depth report on the rampant use of technology to steal signs in baseball. The issue appears to be widespread, but the report centered around the Astros, who used a sign-stealing method involving video during their World Series-winning 2017 season. Back in …

HOUSTON — For five months, as they dug out of a grim beginning to arrive at what their manager described as beautiful places, the Washington Nationals stuck doggedly to the longview, that greatness was achieved in increments, a commitment to the grind that would eventually provide glorious rewards. Wednesday night, their season down to nine outs, …

Fox Sports Vice President of Field Operations and Engineering Brad Cheney discusses the new technology viewers should expect to see at the World Series. The Washington Nationals claimed the franchise’s first World Series title with a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros in a seventh and deciding game. Trailing 2-0, Anthony Rendon homered off Zach Greinke and …

Oct 31, 2019 at 12:45 am ET • 1 min read The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros, 6-2, in a winner-take-all Game 7 to capture their first World Series title in franchise history on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. For the first time in MLB postseason history, the visiting team won all seven …

That was it. And now they have a shot to win the World Series in Houston on Wednesday night. When it was all added up Tuesday and the Nationals kept stretching fate, they beat the Houston Astros, 7-2, to force a Game 7 at Minute Maid Park. Strasburg allowed just two runs, both in the …

The Washington Nationals congratulate Anthony Rendon after his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 6 of the World Series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Slocum/AP The Washington Nationals congratulate Anthony Rendon after his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 6 of …