clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

SBNation FanPulse: Majority of fans think Astros punishment was not harsh enough

New, 111 comments

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Angels fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Baseball fans were asked a variety of questions about the recent Astros sign-stealing scandal that has sent shockwaves throughout the sport. First, they were asked if the punishments levied were severe enough.

Fans thought that the punishment, which included one-year suspensions for manager AJ Hinch, general manager Jeff Lunhow, the loss of four draft picks, and a $5 million fine, was not severe enough. Notably, the players were not touched.

Even so, nearly twice the number of fans thought the Black Sox scandal was worse than this current one.

Fans even thought the steroid scandal was worse than this current sign stealing scandal, with Pete Rose’s gambling coming in a distant fourth.

However, fans were split on whether or not the Astros’ 2017 World Series win should be vacated or not.

Although fans didn’t necessarily want the team’s results impacted, they did suggest that anyone involved in the scandal should not be allowed to work in baseball again.