A Dark Time for Houston

Marshall Ingram, Chief Editor

The Houston Astros have been the team that everybody love in the area. They have been the golden boy of sports in recent years. The favorite team of Houston has faced a lot of adversity recently though. After the 2019 season ended in heartbreak by losing to the Washington Nationals in Game 7 of the World Series, the Astros were accused of illegally stealing signs with a camera. There were so many different opinions on the situation, and different forms of consequences to the situation, but the MLB came up with their punishment for the ‘Stros earlier this week.

Major League Baseball recently finished their investigation and sentenced a punishment of the Houston Astros organization. They punished them for illegally relaying signs from the catcher with a camera in center field. The consequences included a 1 year suspension for general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, a $5 million fine and no 1st or 2nd round draft picks for the next two years. Some say they deserve this. This punishment seems extremely harsh to many people, especially when there is proof of numerous other teams doing the same exact thing. Shortly after MLB released this, the owner of the Astros Jim Crane decided to release Hinch and Luhnow. Nobody in Houston wanted any of this to happen. It is an extremely sad time for the city and organization. The MLB is investigating more teams as well starting with the Red Sox. Many teams could be facing the same thing.

After the investigation of the Astros, the fans and team seem to be in a dark place. The beloved home team of Houston seems to be breaking apart. No one expected this to happen, and many are still in disbelief. What has happened has happened though, and there is nothing anyone can do. It truly is a dark time for Houston