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#pounditMonday, August 3, 2020

Ex-Astro Dallas Keuchel apologizes for role in cheating scandal

Dallas Keuchel

Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to apologize for his role in the team’s sign stealing scandal.

Now a member of the Chicago White Sox, Keuchel apologized Friday, adding that the team didn’t use the sign stealing operation in every game they played.

As a pitcher, Keuchel would have gained fewer benefits from the system the Astros had in place. He’s also no longer a member of the team, which likely made it easier for him to own up to his role without having to answer to home fans anymore.

Astros players surprised some observers with a lack of contrition in their first public comments, especially after how blatant the cheating was shown to be. Ownership has promised apologies next month, but the reality of the situation is it shouldn’t have taken this long for one of the players who was part of the player-driven scheme to say sorry. It definitely shouldn’t have been a pitcher who isn’t even on the team anymore.

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