Stephen A. shocked to learn how explicitly the Astros cheated | First Take

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  • Published: 14 January 2020
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the MLB announcing suspensions for the Houston Astros following an investigation into cheating allegations.
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Comments • 4 390

  • Rubicon1776
    Rubicon1776  2 hours back

    it’s either ok to steal signs or it’s not. period. technology or not. period.

    • Michael Hattem
      Michael Hattem  2 hours back

      MLB absolutely can vacate a championship.

      • HeadshotTatertot93
        HeadshotTatertot93  3 hours back

        Max is such a lame person

        • Clinton Stahlman
          Clinton Stahlman  3 hours back

          Thank you Stephen A for your intelligence , integrity , and sense of honor, decency , and fairness! The participating players should have been banned for at least a year. This is disgusting!

          • ABoxOfBroken8Tracks
            ABoxOfBroken8Tracks  5 hours back

            The word is asterisk. Not "asterix".

            • Jonathan Arreola
              Jonathan Arreola  6 hours back

              Still the champs

              • Melchior _1
                Melchior _1  6 hours back

                Stephen A. you are not a Dallas Cowboy fan, but that is OK. That is one reason I like you, I want objectivity. And here again, I agree with you sir, Astros cheated and they must be made example of. Did Lance Armstrong get to keep his Tour de France records when he cheated? NO. When you cheat at the highest level, you need to pay a high price.

                • Nunya Business
                  Nunya Business  9 hours back

                  The whole team should be banned

                  • ツKoolSk8erbro
                    ツKoolSk8erbro  10 hours back

                    I haven’t watched the whole video so if they do take away their World Series, who gets the title? The dodgers? Or do they just remove that year from history

                    • Brande MIDGETT-CROSBY
                      Brande MIDGETT-CROSBY  10 hours back

                      Every team is doing this most likely

                      • joey
                        joey  11 hours back

                        they destroyed the American pass time sport

                        • Rene Jaime
                          Rene Jaime  11 hours back

                          In the NFL everyone played with the flat football Not just the patriots at the SB. In baseball only the ones who cheated, cheated. Keep the home runs on the stats. But the world series titles should be stripped away.

                          • Davis Winn
                            Davis Winn  11 hours back

                            Astros cheated to beat the dodgers...therefore the dodgers dont get the world series.

                            So really...the astros did us all a favor

                            • sara Wright
                              sara Wright  12 hours back

                              MLB pitchers should refuse to pitch to Astro's players who wore a buzzer last season...all in protest!!

                              • BboyZoinks
                                BboyZoinks  12 hours back

                                We got cheated of a Dodgers vs Yankees World Series

                                • David Sutton
                                  David Sutton  12 hours back

                                  I rooted for the Astros. I'm embarrassed. Strip them of this title. They are undeserving.

                                  • Aaron Bland
                                    Aaron Bland  12 hours back

                                    Goodell had the evidence too, he just destroyed it.
                                    Difference is in the NFL "Protect The Shield" is a culture that goes to the top.

                                    • king troy
                                      king troy  12 hours back

                                      Were the Cubs cheating? Was it scripted now u wonder

                                      • Jay Neal
                                        Jay Neal  13 hours back

                                        Everybody still signs they just used technology whats the big deal. They just upgraded they stealing.....don't want they signs stole make them more difficult

                                        • f2a Finito
                                          f2a Finito  13 hours back

                                          What sucks so much it’s how much I enjoyed the 2017 World Series. Especially game 6

                                          • apexspr10
                                            apexspr10  13 hours back

                                            Lifetime bans immediately

                                            • Kenneth T Bello
                                              Kenneth T Bello  14 hours back

                                              Lolololo you should pay more attention to your taxes a******

                                              • Timothy Stratton
                                                Timothy Stratton  14 hours back

                                                Smith seems to think talking about sports is a verbally athletic event. Couldn’t listen past 2:45. What a nut.

                                                • French Connection
                                                  French Connection  15 hours back

                                                  the real victims here? are all the Astros fans..from years of never making it..to the greatest era in their history..now this..its just sad more than anything..if the White Sox were suspended for life then why so leniant now? Pete Rose does not get in the HOF but this happens at the highest level of the game and they get a slap in the wrists?? good lord :(

                                                  • Jeffrey Ingram
                                                    Jeffrey Ingram  16 hours back

                                                    I don't even like baseball but Stephen is right cheaters shouldn't prosper.

                                                    • David x
                                                      David x  16 hours back

                                                      Geez Louise, stop screaming FFS...

                                                      • Dave Valant
                                                        Dave Valant  16 hours back

                                                        Vacate the title, lifetime bans too.

                                                        • Only Dubya
                                                          Only Dubya  17 hours back

                                                          Stealing signs is a part of the game, using technology to cheat is not.

                                                          • Maral Emrikian
                                                            Maral Emrikian  18 hours back

                                                            Altuve says Houston will be back in the World Series. Keep dreaming chump.

                                                            • CezrDaPleazr
                                                              CezrDaPleazr  19 hours back

                                                              Strip the Astros and Red Sox

                                                              • Michael Littlewood
                                                                Michael Littlewood  19 hours back

                                                                Get dirty players, take rings, take down flag astros! Can't watch a fixed sport. Feel too bad for players that don't cheat.

                                                                • codee comah
                                                                  codee comah  20 hours back

                                                                  There should be an asterisk if anything...

                                                                  • rollo addams
                                                                    rollo addams  20 hours back

                                                                    Stripped and vacated- the Dodgers didn’t earn it either. Just leave it empty as the ultimate blemish on the record books and a sad reminder of cheating worse than Roids and Rose

                                                                    • Bbhalo CAPRICORN
                                                                      Bbhalo CAPRICORN  20 hours back

                                                                      I’m embarrassed and moving houston sucks

                                                                      • R&J Mooothical Show
                                                                        R&J Mooothical Show  20 hours back

                                                                        Yes they should.

                                                                        • Rob G
                                                                          Rob G  21 hours back

                                                                          The MLB is playing a dangerous game if they do not vacate the title and ban EVERYONE involved for life.

                                                                          • soulesslemming
                                                                            soulesslemming  21 hours back

                                                                            Imagine the outrage if the Patriots tapes were released, the NFL destroyed them for a reason.

                                                                            • Ryan King
                                                                              Ryan King  21 hours back

                                                                              @@@#$$%[email protected] are the teams that have been accused of cheating by people within the MLB community in the last few years. The Astros, Yankees, Blue Jays, Brewers, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Boston, Phillies, Mets, Cardinals, Rangers. They want you to be satisfied with Astros and sweep this topic under the rug. If you want the game you love to clean up, make some noise!

                                                                              • kalex888
                                                                                kalex888  21 hours back

                                                                                This is probably the only time that SAS's hyperbolic sound is appropriate. Stephen, calibrate yourself accordingly

                                                                                • Joseph Palau
                                                                                  Joseph Palau  22 hours back

                                                                                  Stephen A Smith is correct!!! Take the title away from the Astros NOW!

                                                                                  • jack jon
                                                                                    jack jon  22 hours back

                                                                                    The only person that has plausible deniability here is the owner. There’s no way anyone in the dugout didn’t know.

                                                                                    • JShim Media
                                                                                      JShim Media  22 hours back

                                                                                      There’s too much money in baseball.

                                                                                      • Khajiitten
                                                                                        Khajiitten  23 hours back

                                                                                        I am a Astro fan and was so happy when they won, but I have to agree they should be stripped of the world series title.

                                                                                        • Matches_Malone
                                                                                          Matches_Malone  23 hours back

                                                                                          You can tell these guys don't know baseball if they don't make a single reference to The Shot Heard Round the World.

                                                                                          • Matches_Malone
                                                                                            Matches_Malone  23 hours back

                                                                                            "If you live in Chicago, the Bears are your #1. If you live in LA, the Lakers are your #1...FOR ME, being a New Yorker, the Yankees are #1"
                                                                                            ???

                                                                                            • rjascott
                                                                                              rjascott  23 hours back

                                                                                              Wish these idiots would state the same about the Patriots.

                                                                                              • Brandon Shultz
                                                                                                Brandon Shultz  1 days back

                                                                                                Astros stripped of their title but the Patriots not stripped of theirs? That's blasphemy!

                                                                                                • jr 92 17
                                                                                                  jr 92 17  1 days back

                                                                                                  I think mlb should ban the hold Astro’s team and let Canada have a second team