The council voted unanimously to ask MLB to award the titles to the Dodgers in the wake of baseball's sign-stealing scandal.The Los Angeles Dodgers lost the 2017 and 2018 World Series to the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox, the two teams at the heart of MLB’s electronic sign-stealing scandal. Now the Los Angeles City Council wants the Commissioners’ Trophies from those two World Series to reside in their city. The L.A. City Council voted unanimously on a resolution Tuesday asking MLB and commissioner Rob Manfred to declare the Dodgers champions of both seasons. Councilmen Gil Cedillo and Paul Koretz co-sponsored the resolution after MLB made public the results of sign-stealing investigation of the Astros on Jan. 13. The investigation found that the Astros used technology and trash cans to illegally steal opposing catchers’ signals and relay what pitch was arriving to Houston batters. ‘We know they were cheated’The investigation resulted in year-long suspensions for manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow and ultimately led to them both being fired. The Boston Red Sox have since dismissed manager Alex Cora after he was found in the investigation to have played a key role in orchestrating the sign-stealing scandal as the bench coach for the Astros in 2017. MLB is in the midst of investigating the Red Sox over illegal sign-stealing allegations during the 2018 season. “We know they were cheated at a real shot at a championship,” Koretz said of the Dodgers on Tuesday, per the L.A. Times. “We have to send a message. If we don’t stand up for baseball, then the tradition of the national pastime may become flawed.” No comment from MLBThe council, of course, has no jurisdiction or influence over what team is and isn’t awarded a World Series victory. That’s a matter that’s decided on the field, and any step to vacate a title — as many have called for with the 2017 Astros — lies strictly with MLB. MLB didn’t respond to a Times request to comment on the resolution. But according to the Times, Koretz likened baseball’s scandal to the impeachment of President Donald Trump and the college admissions scandal centered around USC as greater signs of cheating in society that shouldn’t be tolerated. Story continues“This isn’t being done for publicity,” Koretz said. “This is being done in outrage for how our team was cheated.” The Astros beat the Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game series in 2017 while the Red Sox won the World Series in five games over the Dodgers in 2018. More from Yahoo Sports: Read more: Yahoo News
L.A. City Council asks MLB to name Dodgers world champs amid sign-stealing scandal Los Angeles City Council has asked Major League Baseball to award the Dodgers the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal currently rocking the sport. A city council...wow they have so much power... Glad the council is focusing on the big important issues. The homeless on the streets of LA will be ecstatic for this resolution. Will never happen. If anything happens at best the WS Titles will be vacated but not awarded to LA.
L.A. Politicians Officially Demand MLB Turn Over WS Titles To DodgersSome of L.A.'s most powerful politicians are OFFICIALLY demanding the MLB give the trophies to the Dodgers! Sounds just like a politician.... so dumb. Ya right
LA City Council uges MLB to award 2017, 2018 World Series titles to Dodgers over sign-stealing scandalThe Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday urging Major League Baseball to revoke the World Series titles from the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros and reward them to the LA Dodgers instead. 😂😂😂😂😂 And I'm sure the Dodgers are totally being this resolution. Because everyone knows that the best rewards are the ones you get handed to you when you don't deserve them. Yes! They cheated so their championship should be removed and given the Dodgers. With so many kids playing baseball and watching it would send a positive messge. Both years to have it stolen is just horrible.
Los Angeles councilmen to request MLB award World Series titles to Dodgers following Astros sign-stealing scandalOfficials in Los Angeles believe they have found a way to rectify the World Series titles they feel they were cheated out of during the sign-stealing scandal surrounding the Houston Astros . I know it’s unfair they lost to the Astros who cheated, but it would also be unfair to all the teams that actually won the World Series fairly if you awarded the championship to the Dodgers. I’m sure MLB will do that right after getting Mike Greenwell an MVP award. I live in Houston. They should replay the game in LA and give the Dodgers the cameras.......then award the the trophy to the Dodgers no matter the outcome. (I had to return a stolen chewed up piece of gum when I was little. It works. Never took anything ever again.)
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