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πŸ‘‹ Good morning! In the latest bombshell Astros report from The Athletic (subscription), we learn that Carlos Beltran was the relentless "Godfather" in the sign-stealing campaign.

  • When Beltran joined the team in 2017 after three seasons with the Yankees, he told the organization its sign-stealing methods were "behind the times."
  • When Astros players tried to put a stop to the cheating, Beltran steamrolled everybody, according to an anonymous team member. "Where do you go if you're a young, impressionable player with the Astros and this guy says, 'We're doing this'? What do you do?"

Today's word count: 1,342 words (5 minutes).

Talk tomorrow,

Kendall "Spalding!! Spalding!!!!" Baker

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