On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to request Major League Baseball’s assistance to vacate the 2017 World Series title of the Houston Astros and consequently award it to the Los Angeles Dodgers. This movement was put into action last week.
The vote being unanimous is somewhat surprising, but the final result is not. The Los Angeles City Council had been pushing for this since the day the Astros’ punishment was handed down by Major League Baseball and they finally got their wish by vote.
David Freese Speaks Out
Retired Dodgers infielder David Freese spoke out on the situation with a clear point of view:
Take the ring away? Maybe that’s the right thing to do. Maybe not. Who knows. Giving the title to the runner-up tho… that definitely ain’t it. Who would want it that way anyways.
— David Freese (@DavidFreese) January 21, 2020
David Freese is probably right. The Astros getting their title vacated because of their shady dealings is probably a good move for baseball, despite current perception. They should put their foot down even though it appears unlikely they…