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Adam Jones doesn't buy Carlos Correa's defense of Jose Altuve

Adam Jones doesn't buy Carlos Correa's defense of Jose Altuve

In an attempt to defend Jose Altuve from suspicion into why the Astros star didn't want his jersey removed after his walk-off home run in this year's ALCS, Carlos Correa may have created another storm surrounding Houston's sign-stealing scandal. 

The Astros have been under siege at the beginning of spring training. Questions about them cheating in 2017 and even beyond that season have been coming in fast, and opposing players haven't held anything back either. 

In an interview with The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Correa went to bat for his team, ripping Cody Bellinger for accusing Houston of cheating from 2017 to 2019 and claiming the Astros fully deserve the World Series title they won despite flat out cheating. 

Then there are the buzzers. While the league has stated it found no evidence of the Astros using buzzers to signal pitches to batters at any point, many players aren't convinced because of Altuve's refusal to let his teammates take his jersey off following his home run against the Yankees. 

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Correa claimed one of the reasons, along with Altuve's wife not wanting her husband's jersey ripped off, was an unfinished tattoo that didn't look to great. 

"So when he’s running from third base to home plate, I’m the guy up front," Correa told Rosenthal. "The first one waiting for him. He’s like, 'Don’t take my shirt off.' The second reason — he doesn’t want me to talk about this, but I’m going to say it, is because he’s got an unfinished tattoo on his collarbone that honestly looked terrible. It was a bad tattoo, and he didn’t want nobody to see it. He didn’t want to show it at all."

You can count former Orioles outfielder Adam Jones as one of many who don't buy that story. 

As bad as the Astros most likely want to move on from all of this, it's hard to see the snarky comments and the vitriol going away anytime soon.

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And if Correa's story ends up to be false and it's deemed the Astros did in fact use buzzers? Oh boy. 

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Orioles relief pitcher Richard Bleier caters meals for ER staff at Florida hospital

Orioles relief pitcher Richard Bleier caters meals for ER staff at Florida hospital

Orioles relief pitcher Richard Bleier is giving back to his home community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Bleier catered lunch for the Emergency Room staff at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Florida’s Palm Beach County on Wednesday.

“Much respect to the nurses, doctors, medical staff, and everyone else working extremely hard in all the hospitals around the country to help people,” Bleier said in the Instagram post. “A small gesture compared to what they are doing on a daily basis. I hope everyone who is in a position to help someone else does so in this time of need. We will all get through this together [six feet away from each other of course].”

Major League Baseball has yet to set a return date for the 2020 regular season, and there doesn’t appear to be a set timeline for the season to be played. 

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Orioles' Chris Davis on the future of MLB 2020 season

Orioles' Chris Davis on the future of MLB 2020 season

Chris Davis has played a game without fans before. He doesn’t want to go back to that again unless he has to.

Davis, who played in the 2015 fan-less game between the Orioles and White Sox at Camden Yards in the aftermath of the Baltimore Riots, is aware of the unique circumstances those games can present.

“I think it’s something that I’ve prepared myself for, hoping that we wouldn’t necessarily have to do that,” Davis said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters. “I think at this point, there are a lot of possibilities, a lot of different scenarios that are on the table, just as far as a logistics standpoint is concerned. Obviously I would love to play as many games as possible, but I also want people to be safe.”

Major League Baseball has yet to set a return date for the 2020 regular season, and there doesn’t appear to be a concrete timeline either for baseball to be played. 

One possibility is to begin the season without fans at the ballparks to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus. A big part of that, admittedly, is gaining confidence from both players and fans.

“I want people to feel comfortable being around other people, being around other fans at the ballpark and I want the guys to feel safe on the field,” Davis said. “I don’t look forward to doing that, but I feel like we’re going to have to do some things that are a little unfamiliar, at least for the foreseeable future. We’ve talked about it, it’s definitely a possibility.”

Davis, who said he’s confident he can pick up where he left off in spring training after a hot start to the season, is now just waiting for baseball games to be played, just like everyone else. 

The best-case scenario though, for him and everyone else, is to have the ballparks filled when baseball returns.

“It’s been extremely uplifting to hear the amount of people that are just in love with the game of baseball, they’re infatuated with it,” Davis said. “They’re ready to see guys out on the field again. I just know that once we get everything squared away and we get kind of a handle on everything, there are going to be a bunch of smiling faces in the ballpark. And I look forward to that day.”

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