As Toronto Blue Jays players arrive for spring training, Bo Bichette decided to provide his thoughts on the Houston Astros and it was refreshing to hear.
There is no denying how much of an impact the Astros cheating scandal on Major League Baseball and their subsequent “apology” is getting even worse reaction as it should considering no one from the organization seems even the slight bit remorseful for how the situation played out. That seems to be evident when a player like Bichette pointed it out.
"“It’s been tough to watch, honestly,” the 21-year-old told reporters. “I don’t know what they’re really thinking. I don’t know what their true intentions behind the apologies are. I don’t know.“From the outside looking in, it doesn’t seem too apologetic. They got away with it, we’ll move on and hopefully that’s behind them and behind everybody.”"
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You have to admire this response from Bichette because he could have easily said that he didn’t want to comment on the situation, instead he offered up a strong opinion while also letting it be known what everyone else is saying about the situation.
What’s important too is how he is joining other MLB players, especially those directly affected by the Astros’ antics, in saying that the players not being punished is worse for the game than what they did.
Another important point is how Bichette would make it a point to call out his teammates if they were doing the same thing. There aren’t many 21-year-old players who would be willing to step up and pretty much take command of what the clubhouse would do in that situation.
As Scott Mitchell of TSN writes, the Blue Jays are learning what type of character Bichette has and it’s refreshing considering he has the talent to back up what he says. You can only hope that Bichette will be able to provide that energy on the field after showing it when he got the call last season.
What do you think about Bichette’s comments? Do you agree with what he said and what should MLB have done with the Astros? Let us know in the comments below.