If you were one of the many Dodgers fans that were unhappy with the Astros bad apology, you’re not alone. Los Angeles’ 2019 MVP sounded off to media on Friday morning, voicing his displeasure with how Houston handled the situation.
Cody Bellinger didn’t hold back when talking about the Astros.
He said he thought Jim Crane was “weak” yesterday, Altuve stole an MVP, the Astros stole a World Series, and that he believes they cheated in 2018 and 2019.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) February 14, 2020
It’s pretty clear that Bellinger is annoyed by the lack of heart in the apology issued by the Astros. And can you blame him? Jim Crane essentially defended the team’s actions, while Josh Reddick felt he didn’t owe any of his former teammates a direct apology. That would include Dodgers teammates.
Bellinger went on to express his anger with the punishments issued to Houston as well.
I thought Manfred’s punishment was weak, giving them immunity. I mean these guys were cheating for three years. I think what people don’t realize is Altuve stole an MVP from Judge in ’17. Everyone knows they stole the ring from us.
While Bellinger certainly is not the first player to be direct when talking about his displeasure with the Astros, he is the first LA player to REALLY sound off. The directness of mentioning players like Altuve and the fact that they took the World Series from Los Angeles in 2017 has not been a reoccurring thing in the Dodgers’ media cycle.
But it is clear that the press conference put on by the Astros yesterday got to Cody. Here’s hoping that we get more players to give their opinions on the Trashtros’ apology.