Astros Dump Exec for Swipe at Female Reporters
The Houston Astros said they’ve fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman, whose behavior “does not reflect the values” of the organization. The executive reportedly taunted female reporters about hiring pitcher Roberto Osuna, suspended last season for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow also walked back the team’s accusation that Sports Illustrated journalist Stephanie Apstein fabricated Taubman’s remarks.
How’s Houston doing on the field? After losing Games 1 and 2 at home, they’re limping into Washington, where the Nationals will host their first World Series game in 86 years tonight.