Jim Crane

Astros third basman Alex Bregman, left, and second baseman Jose Altuve look on as owner Jim Crane, foreground, speaks at a press conference addressing the team's cheating scandal.
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Dan Bernstein
February 13, 2020 - 1:56 pm
There were grumbles about the Astros throughout baseball well before any of this started to come out. It never took much of a search to find someone displeased with the organization's smugness or arrogance on one level or another and its concurrent thirst for public accolades.
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Then-Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, left, and owner Jim Crane talk ahead of a game in 2017.
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Dan Bernstein
January 14, 2020 - 1:39 pm
It's easier to get away with high-tech cheating if people don't hate you. That seems to be a clear takeaway from the first phase of the latest Astros scandal, the one that just got the general manager and manager suspended and then summarily fired .
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