Breaking News The Houston Astros just fired their assistant GM Brandon Taubman -- saying an investigation revealed he did, in fact, direct inappropriate comments toward female reporters during a locker room celebration. As we previously reported, several journalists claimed Taubman screamed, "I’m so f*cking glad we got Osuna!'" at a group of women in what was interpreted as a verbal taunt. The backstory ... the Astros traded for Osuna after he was accused of domestic violence while he was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. Houston had received backlash for acquiring the all-star closer ... and after he helped the 'Stros earn a trip to the World Series last week -- Taubman's comments were interpreted as a middle finger to his critics. Getty But, the reporters didn't find the comments appropriate at all ... and despite initially defending Taubman, the Astros say a probe revealed their top-ranking exec was in the wrong. "Our initial investigation led us to believe that … [Read more...] about Houston Astros Fire Brandon Taubman For Taunting Female Reporters
Breaking News The Houston Astros have launched an investigation into claims the team cheated during the 2017 MLB season ... the same year they won the World Series. Former 'Stros pitcher Mike Fiers said in an article posted by The Athletic on Tuesday that he personally witnessed Astros players going above and beyond to steal signs from opposing teams back in '17. "That’s not playing the game the right way," said Fiers, a current Oakland A's pitcher who left Houston after the 2017 season. “They were advanced and willing to go above and beyond to win.” Astros using cameras to steal signs, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/rncm6qzXxw— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) November 12, 2019 @Jomboy_ The Athletic, citing multiple MLB sources, reports Houston used an outfield camera to record other team's catchers ... and watched video of the footage in the clubhouse hallway. The report states Astros staffers and players would then try to decode the signals ... and when they felt … [Read more...] about Houston Astros Launch Investigation Into Claims Team Cheated In 2017
Play video content Breaking News Colin Kaepernick wants everyone to know he's still NFL ready ... and he's showing off his rocket arm during a training session in Houston. Kaepernick hit the field with Josh Hidalgo -- Head of Sports Performance at William Paterson University -- and threw some darts with a team of pass catchers. Hidalgo says he's been training Kaep every single day since January 2017 -- adding, "We haven't stopped throwing, training and preparing." "To say he's dedicated is an understatement ... Even when we’re traveling we put in that work." Kaepernick hasn't taken a snap in the NFL since 2016 -- before he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers. Kaep has said he wants to get back in the league and compete for a starting job again -- and now he wants the world to see he's still got the talent that took him to the Super Bowl. Play video content … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick Ripping Passes In Houston, ‘Training Every Day’
When the news broke that open-carry activists in Santa Fe, Texas, were planning a pro-gun rally at a park less than five minutes from Santa Fe High School, the small community outside of Houston objected, since they were still grieving from a shooting last month that killed eight students and two teachers. The rally, organized by the organization Open Carry Texas, is set to take place at the end of June, and supports the movement to arm teachers in preparation for what’s become a distinctly American issue. “It’s sad that this is a state that’s accepting these kinds of school shootings as sort of inevitable,” deputy executive director of the Texas Democratic Party Manny Garcia told the Dallas News, calling out the event for its “utter lack of empathy.” CJ Grisham however, an outspoken leader of Open Carry Texas, defended the organization’s decision to hold the rally near the school, stating to Dallas News that in comparison, it would be … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Pro-Gun Rallies at Sites of Mass Shooting
The most prominent response to Friday’s shooting that left 10 dead at Santa Fe High School came from the state’s lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick. Speaking to reporters the afternoon of the shooting, Patrick called not for gun regulation, but door regulation. “We’re going to have to look at the design of our schools moving forward, and retrofitting schools,” Patrick said. “What I mean by that is that there are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas. There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every entrance and exit … Maybe we need to look at limiting the entrances and the exits to our schools so that we can have law enforcement looking at the people who come in one or two entrances.” WATCH: After another school shooting, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says designs of schools have to be reviewed, looking at ways to limit entrances and exits, and perhaps limiting to a single entrance for … [Read more...] about What Can We Really Expect From Texas Leaders After the Santa Fe Shooting?