Saturday, February 15, 2020


Cody Bellinger isn't some slouch. It's a great baseball player. And you know what? He does it without cheating.

Bellinger is the new, most important voice in this entire Astros scandal and he will help BYB and many of the baseball players annoyed, disgusted and aggravated with how the Astros handled their playing since 2017... and hopefully it will force Major League Baseball and the Player's union to follow in our footsteps and want to reopen their investigation and look deeper into how to punish and perhaps ban for life the Houston Astros players. Players that are adults... that can make smart decisions of right and wrong.  In short, Bellinger is a man of honor, of character and of integrity... and we need more like him to step forward.  Why? I'll tell you why... because cheating is wrong. Lying is wrong. And these players MUST be punished severely. There is no way around that.

I was listening to the Michael Kay Show yesterday. Both Mike and Don were teeing off on the Astros, but they played the Bellinger bite and it's just so powerful.

Now here's the thing, Bellinger is right about all of it.  Cheating is wrong, cheaters need to be punished, there should be no respect toward those Astros players... and you know what? Major League Baseball needs to act and not sit on their hands.

MLB and Rob Manfred have a real problem. The Player's Union and Tony Clark? They have a real problem on their hands... and that's because Cody Bellinger is rocking the baseball world right now. Thank god.  Look... here's an example of why cheating needs to be handled swiftly in the MLB. Cheating in the real world face consequences...

A story out of Atlanta. A story from the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

"Thirty state troopers were fired Wednesday after a months-long investigation confirmed allegations of widespread cheating at the Georgia State Patrol training academy....

The terminations will have a widespread and immediate impact. An already understaffed, and graying, agency will have to scramble to cover the sudden loss of four percent of its workforce, with the next round of trooper trainees still months away from graduation. The GSP is now down to roughly 800 employees, well short of its budgeted workforce."

This is real life folks. People that are supposed to be protecting regular people like you and me were fired... FOR CHEATING.  There were no deals being made. Instead, even though the agency was understaffed, they did what was right... they fired the cheaters as to not taint the entire agency.

Now think about what MLB did.  They are letting ballplayers play, even though they cheated the game, the fans and changed the course of seasons and careers of many, many players.  Disgusting!

Another one. This story comes from Bloomberg:

"Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is dismissing about 20 analysts globally in offices including London and New York after discovering they had breached rules on internal training tests, said people familiar with the matter. 

The employees, who had been working in the investment bank’s securities division, have either already been dismissed or are in the process of leaving the bank, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the matter is private. "

So let me get this straight. These analysts breached RULES and were removed from Goldman Sachs. In other words, they broke the rules, they were caught and they were let go as to not taint the establishment. In other words Goldman Sachs wants good, honest people working for them. People that follow the rules to make the company a success.  Now think about what MLB and the Player's union did. They had cheaters, plenty of them with the Astros... and they made a deal to apologize for their wrongdoing and then move on. In the process, the apologies and punishments were "WEAK" as Cody Bellinger said.  The entire league and especially the Astros team are a bunch of losers.

Another one. NBC:

"The Hallmark Channel dumped Lori Loughlin in the wake of the college cheating scandal, Sephora has parted ways with Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli and the first lawsuits targeting elite colleges involved have been filed."

A big time actress fired from a gig. Why? BECAUSE SHE CHEATED TO BENEFIT HER DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY.  Sounds familiar. Sounds like the Astros. CHEATING TO BENEFIT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY. And by family... we mean the team.  AND YES, NOTHING WAS DONE TO THE ASTROS PLAYERS? WHY?

Are you hearing me Rob Manfred? I mean... did you hear Jim Crane the other day? What a dummy! That may have been the dumbest news conference I have ever seen.

Crane's a tool. These players? They all need to get punished. Crane can say that it was good that the manager and GM got what they deserved all he wants by getting fired. Here's the thing... Crane's the owner. You KNOW he knows what's going on.  And then it trickles down to the players. The players play. The players are not 10 year old kids that are convinced to cheat on a little league field.

These are Major League players. Adults. Adults that can make their own decisions as to what is right and what is wrong. THEY NEED TO BE PUNISHED. Why? Because they cheated.  They are not sorry... they were forced to come out and do a press conference.  And you know? If they didn't get caught, they wouldn't be doing any of this.  Instead, guys like Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and George Springer, who suddenly had his stutter return are all running scared because they were caught. They must be nervous. They are despicable human beings.

Cheating is what it is. It's taking advantage of a trick that someone else is not aware of to benefit yourself. And if it works, it spreads. The Astros are disgusting people because everyone knows that adults can make decisions on what's right and what's wrong.  And now more former Astros are speaking out because of this... and it started with a guy like Bellinger. The MLB leader is angry and now more are following. That means one thing...

The Astros Cheating Scandal is not going away. 

USA Today:

"It was Day 3 of spring training Friday, and a day after the Houston Astros’ apologies, there were two players in the New York Mets’ camp, Jake Marisnick and J.D. Davis, having press conferences to express remorse for their actions... 

“Of course, it’s regrettable, Davis said, who was a rookie on the 2017 Astros’ team. “I feel ashamed to be a part of it. It’s terrible for baseball.’’ 

Said Marisnick: “I feel terrible about it. You definitely knew something was going too far. Lines were definitely crossed. This is a bad deal for baseball. I feel bad about it.’’ 

Davis spoke earlier in the day in front of his locker, and said he may have been intimidated as a rookie to speak up. Yet, neither made excuses, either. “I was a rookie, and I was going up and down the system,’’ Davis said, “and I was fighting for my life. … As a 24-year-old at the time, I was pretty star-struck at the time being around some of the veteran guys and being around the big-league clubhouse and everything. I had never been part of a major-league clubhouse. Maybe what they did was the norm, I have no idea. I had never been in another big-league clubhouse...But looking back at the situation and the details of it. It’s terrible."

Punishment needs to happen, folks. Banning players for life? It needs to happen.  The fact that The MLB Player's union and MLB decided the make a deal is so outrageous to the rest of the world... because in the rest of the world, good, important people who make stupid cheating mistakes must be punished. I cited 3 examples, but there are hundreds. Yet, the MLB players on the Astros? They get to skate.  It's the most disgusting part of baseball right now and is leading every headline.

Just to be clear... Bleeding Yankee Blue will be calling Rob Manfred's office Monday demanding he get on the phone with me and answer my questions. I will then be calling Tony Clark's office as well.  We will work to get answers because something must happen to these Astros players.  

Thank God for guys like Mike Fiers… like Cody Bellinger for speaking out.  Let's hope more follows.

We need to get these Astros punished SEVERELY. It's the only way to fix this and clean up the game.

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