October 22, 2019

Newsy Today


GM's assistant GM will apologize for inappropriate language;

The assistant general manager of Houston Astros apologized to Tuesday for using “inappropriate language” following the Sports Illustrated report saying he repeatedly said towards a group of women reporters about Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration.

After the Astros beat the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night in game 6 of the American League Championship League, Brandon Taubman succeeded several times towards women, “We thank with God that we got Osuna! I'm so. . . glad we got Osuna! “Among the clubhouse celebrations, according to Sports Illustrated.

The magazine also stated that one of the reporters was wearing a domestic violence awareness bracelet. The Astros traded for Osuna, the Toronto Blue Jays at the time, in 2018 after being suspended for 75 games from his allegation that he had attacked his child's mother.

“Last Saturday, during the celebration of our clubhouse, I used inappropriate language that I'm sorry and embarrassed,” said Taubman in statement Tuesday was released at the Astros. “Looking back, I understand that my views were unprofessional and inappropriate. I was misunderstood as a supporter of a player as a reflection of a regressive view of an important social issue. ”

Baseball Base League said in a statement that “everyone in bungalow must use care not to cope with any behavior – whether intentional or not – could be construed as minimized the inaction of domestic violence. ”

MLB said: “The Astros have disputed the characterization of the Expression of the incident. MLB will interview those involved before reporting further. ”

On Monday, following the publication of the Sports Illustrated story, the Astros said it was “misleading and totally unreasonable.” The staff said the magazine tried to make a story that wasn't there ”and said Taubman views focused on the reporters.

Sports Illustrated statement the next day showed that reporter Stephanie Apstein and his story were behind.

“There is no implication that IR or any of its journalists would detail or be disappointed with their intentions,” the magazine wrote.

He also said: “Multi-other outlets – including the Houston Chronicle and Yahoo! Sport – there is mutual support for SI reporting. ”

Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge in September 2018 against Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for a year and continue counseling. The prosecution said that it was clear to the complainant, who was living in Mexico, that she would not listen to Toronto to give evidence against Osuna.

An attack on Osuna was imposed in May 2018. Blue Blue traded it to Houston two months later.

In a statement, owner Astros Jim Crane said that staff have mandatory training for their employees, and “fully support the position and values ​​of MLB in relation to domestic violence.” T