On Saturday night, after the Astros clinched the pennant to earn their second World Series trip in three years, things got weird in the team’s clubhouse. According to Sports Illustrated, assistant general manager Brandon Taubman started yelling at a group of reporters about the team’s 2018 decision to bring on closer Roberto Osuna. The team had traded for Osuna at a discount, after the pitcher was arrested and suspended following allegations of domestic violence toward the mother of his son. “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so fucking glad we got Osuna!” Taubman yelled at the reporters, who happened to all be women. Later, NPR reported that Taubman’s outburst was directed primarily at a specific reporter who was wearing a purple domestic violence awareness bracelet,…View Original Post
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