Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he's hopeful that the clear, stern message Major League Baseball sent by punishing the Houston Astros will lead to a more honest sport moving forward.
In an interview with the YES Network that aired Thursday night, Boone said he found the revelations from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's report on the Astros' sign-stealing scandal to be "disappointing, frustrating."
"Frankly, I spent a couple days kind of trying to get my head wrapped around the emotions that I was feeling about it because there's people you care about involved," Boone said. "But in the end, you hope these are significant steps -- and I believe that they are -- that will get us to a point where we have a much cleaner, much more fair game between the lines, and that's where we want things decided anyway."
The Astros scheme, during their 2017 World Series-winning season, consisted of positioning a camera in center field at Minute Maid Park to zero in on catchers' signs, which were then relayed to batters by having players, who were monitoring the video feed on a computer, bang on a trash can in the tunnel near the team's dugout.