Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Surprised Astros Players Haven’t Offered Meaningful Apology For Sign-Stealing Scandal
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A handful of days after Major League Baseball announced their findings and punished the Houston Astros for electronically stealing signs en route to winning the 2017 World Series, the team held their annual FanFest event at Minute Maid Park.

It represented the first time players would face a throng of media since the Astros were found guilty, and the general sentiment was their comments fell flat. Meanwhile, at the time of releasing their nine-page report, MLB asked the Los Angeles Dodgers not to comment on the sign-stealing or 2017 World Series.

The Dodgers issued a statement explaining they would comply with the league’s wishes. However, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, manager Dave Roberts and several players addressed the topic at Dodgers FanFest over the weekend.

Friedman said he felt there was a lack of remorse from the Astros, and Justin Turner expressed why it’s difficult to consider them rightful champions. Due to the recent birth of his third child, Clayton Kershaw was not present at Dodger Stadium.

He was, however, among the Dodgers to attend the fifth annual Justin Turner Golf Classic this week. “What everybody said, I feel the same way,” Kershaw said in his first comments since MLB concluded their investigation.

“It’s frustrating. Obviously, the players got immunity to talk about it, so we wouldn’t have the information without that, and I understand that. I think J.T. said something about how, if there’s enough evidence to fire that many people, it may be cause for some more things down the way.”

Kershaw then echoed a sentiment similar to Friedman’s, “It is a little bit interesting that the Astros players haven’t said, ‘Sorry,’ or meant it, or anything like that. Not a whole lot of remorse yet,” Kershaw said.

“Which, they did win a World Series and they’re not taking it back, so, I don’t know. Maybe there isn’t (any remorse). It would be good to hear from those guys and what they say about it. Maybe mean it a little bit, would be good.”

Kershaw arguably is among those who has suffered the most from the Astros’ actions, yet he’s not harboring much emotions over the matter. “I’m good,” he said. “I made my peace and I’m ready to move on.”

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