I'm really not understanding why this is being made into such a big deal. Looks like a bunch of salty Yankees fans to me. Check out where the magazine is based. en.m.wikipedia.org/w iki/Sports_Illustrat ed
@eighteen : I was thinking the same thing. You lost a holes get over it.
Having no dog in this fight, I'd find it interesting to see everybody's thoughts if it were the Yankees assistant GM being accused of this versus Astros.... And spare the comment if you come back with 'no different.' 😂
Is it a story? Yes. Should one's ******* act/comments hijack the WS coverage? No. Having said that, Astros ownership and management could've handled the PR side of this much better.
From what I've got from this, the dude was reacting to someone's comment. Why would he be praising Osuna out of the blue? Osuna just blew a save neccesitaing us to bat in the ninth. Also other people who confirm the comments never said it was in the faces of the women, only near them. As for the purple bracelet, I never would have know what it was without this story and I'm not sure it adds anything besides shock factor. There are countless number of these bracelets out there, who knows what all of them are for? I don't dispute he said what he did, it was stupid. Just seems off about the way it was presented. Remember now, SportsIllustrated is now run by a new company. TheMaven. Their corporate goal litterally is clicks.
Sports Illustrated doesn't like Houston....I remember when the Rockets beat the Knicks in the mid-90s to win their first championship, Sports Illustrated was late coming out with their traditional NBA World Champion tribute edition...Then, when they finally released one it was only sold regionally, not nationwide....
As far as Joe Buck, I personally don't mind the guy.
@trojantexan : Do you know why Bergman flashes a 4 finger sign at the cameras after he hits a homerun? If you go with any of the suggestions tossed up by the national broadcasters tonight, you should probably apply for their jobs - you'll get it.
Overpaid folks who don't bother to do research & actually find out the truth and instead postulate stupidly.