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Cody Bellinger on the Astros: ‘Everyone knows they stole the ring from us’

League Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Seven

MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 20: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a two run home run against Jhoulys Chacin #45 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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Major League Baseball’s horrendous handling of the sign-stealing scandal has led to a nearly nonstop stream of quotes from players criticizing the Astros and their handling of it all. All during the week -- pitchers and catchers report! -- which is supposed to be about renewal, optimism, and all the positive things the league likes to promote about the sport.

The latest comes from Camelback Ranch in Arizona, where the Dodgers train. This morning reigning NL MVP Cody Bellinger spoke with the press and offered his two -- more like fifty-two -- cents on the Astros’ much-maligned apologies from yesterday and from their sign-stealing shenanigans in general:

Players were going to have ill-feelings about all of this anyway, but I suspect that they feel far more emboldened to offer them like this given Major League Baseball’s mishandling of it all. And, of course, Jim Crane’s absurd claim yesterday that the sign-stealing didn’t help the Astros threw gas on the fire.

Great job, everyone. Way to start out the season.

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