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Lance Barksdale had an outsized impact on Game 5 of the World Series

Lance Barksdale had an outsized impact on Game 5 of the World Series

Adam Eaton has a few words for home plate umpire Lance Barksdale in Game 5 of the World Series | Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports ... and that is a problem. It’s been a bad week for Major League Baseball. The World Series is supposed to be the star of the show for a week or so in late October, but not this year. First there were the PR controversies from Brandon Taubman’s truly bizarre ALCS celebration of Roberto Osuna that ultimately ended in the Astros’ Assistant GM losing his job (but not before the Astros botched the apology a couple more times for good measure). Then there was an...
Jays Journal Oct 28, 2019

Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna finally comments on Taubman scandal

Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna finally commented on the Brandon Taubman controversy that cost the Astros executive his job. Roberto Osuna was thrust back into the spotlight when Taubman reportedly yelled “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—ing glad we got Osuna!” in front of a number of female reporters. The comments were […] Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna finally comments on Taubman scandal - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball Oct 24, 2019
Houston Astros fire Brandon Taubman

Houston Astros fire Brandon Taubman

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Brandon Taubman, the Astros assistant general manager, has been fired, the team announced today Brandon Taubman, the Houston Astros assistant general manager who reportedly taunted a group of reporters in the Astros locker room last weekend during the post-game celebration after the Astros advanced to the World Series, has been fired, the team announced today. Taubman reportedly had previously expressed displeasure that a female reporter had been critical of the Astros acquisition of Roberto Osuna last year when he was serving a suspension for allegedly beating his...
Jays Journal Oct 23, 2019

Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna inadvertently back in the spotlight

When the baseball world should have been focussed on the upcoming Fall Classic, former Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was dealing with past skeletons from his closet. The Houston Astros turned a blind eye to the serious domestic assault allegations levied against Roberto Osuna when they acquired the troubled closer from the Toronto Blue […] Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna inadvertently back in the spotlight - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Newsday Oct 22, 2019

Astros embroiled in PR fiasco in wake of executive's comments

After accusing Sports Illustrated reporter of "fabricating" story on assistant GM Brandon Taubman's emphatic support of closer Roberto Osuna - once suspended for domestic violence - toward female reporters following win over Yankees, team goes into damage control prior to Game One of World Series.
Lone Star Ball Oct 22, 2019
NPR: Astros clubhouse episode motivated by anger at reporter

NPR: Astros clubhouse episode motivated by anger at reporter

Photo by Elsa/ NPR is reporting that the Astros’ assistant general manager targeted a specific reporter with taunting about Roberto Osuna due to her tweeting about domestic violence The Houston Astros clubhouse incident between assistant general manager Brandon Taubman and a group of reporters, with Taubman aggressively shouting at them about how happy he was that the Astros acquired pitcher Roberto Osuna, was motivated by Taubman’s displeasure at one of the reporters having tweeted about domestic violence, per NPR. David Folkenfilk says that the altercation was because one of the...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 22, 2019

Astros botch handling of staffer’s Roberto Osuna clubhouse incident

The Astros are in the headlines for all the wrong reasons as they prepare to play in the World Series. Shortly after the Astros acquired closer Roberto Osuna last year, I wrote that the organization would have to shoulder whatever consequences come from doing so. I just didn’t expect that they would create their own […] Astros botch handling of staffer’s Roberto Osuna clubhouse incident - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Oct 22, 2019
Astros release appalling statement on disturbing behavior from assistant GM regarding Roberto Osuna

Astros release appalling statement on disturbing behavior from assistant GM regarding Roberto Osuna

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Assistant GM Brandon Taubman is under fire for his behavior at the ALCS celebration, and the team is giving him cover. In a disturbing article published last night by Sports Illustrated, Stephanie Apstein reported an incident during the Astros’ ALCS-winning celebration in which Houston Assistant GM Brandon Taubman came up to a group of reporters—all female with one wearing a domestic violence awareness bracelet—and “yelled, half a dozen times, ‘Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f------ glad we got Osuna!’” A pertinent fact is that Osuna...
Jays Journal Oct 21, 2019

Blue Jays: Comparing the Jays with the 2019 World Series Teams

The World Series match-up is set between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals. How do the young Blue Jays compare to the teams on the brink of a championship? As we enter the ‘hot stove’ season, what are the key differences between the 67 win Jays and the 2019 World Series teams; the Astros, […] Blue Jays: Comparing the Jays with the 2019 World Series Teams - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Oct 21, 2019

Blue Jays: Former relievers anchoring both World Series bullpens

A pair of former Toronto Blue Jays relievers will be anchoring both World Series bullpens when the Fall Classic kicks off on Tuesday. Roberto Osuna and Daniel Hudson had drastically different tenures with the Blue Jays, however, both hurlers will have something in common when they attempt to close out games for their respective teams […] Blue Jays: Former relievers anchoring both World Series bullpens - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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