Astros executive accused of taunting female journalists by celebrating a player charged with domestic violence

Houston Astros GM Brandon Taubman aggressively lauded Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year.MLB/YouTube Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein accused Houston Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman of taunting female journalists by lauding closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year. According to Apstein, Taubman yelled, “Thank God…

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Astros executive accused of taunting female journalists by celebrating a player charged with domestic violence

brandon taubmanHouston Astros GM Brandon Taubman aggressively lauded Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year.MLB/YouTube

  • Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein accused Houston Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman of taunting female journalists by lauding closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year.
  • According to Apstein, Taubman yelled, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!” during Houston’s clubhouse ALCS victory celebration Saturday night.
  • Though the charges against Osuna were dropped last September, Major League Baseball suspended the pitcher for 75 games last season for violating its domestic violence policy.
  • Houston acquired Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays mere weeks after he was charged with one count of assault.
  • Though the Astros declined to comment for Apstein’s story, the franchise released a statement Monday night calling the Sports Illustrated article “misleading and completely irresponsible.” At least two journalists present at Saturday night’s festivities corroborated Sports Illustrated’s reporting.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Houston Astros are heading to the World Series for the second time in three years, but the franchise is embattled in a clash that’s much bigger than baseball.

Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein accused Houston Astros general manager Brandon Taubman of taunting female journalists at the team’s clubhouse ALCS victory celebration Saturday night by lauding Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year.

According to Apstein, Taubman repeatedly yelled, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!” at three female journalists, one of whom was “including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet.”

During the Astros’ ALCS celebration, assistant GM Brandon Taubman yelled, half a dozen times, to three female reporters, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f——— glad we got Osuna!” On a systemic problem, in Houston and across the league: https://t.co/8zyVwG2Lpo

— Stephanie Apstein (@stephapstein)
October 22, 2019

Osuna was indicted in May of 2018 after the mother of his then-3-year-old child accused him of assault. 

roberto osunaHouston acquired Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays mere weeks after he was charged with one count of assault.Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports

Though charges against the pitcher were dropped last September, Major League Baseball suspended Osuna for 75 games last season for violating its domestic violence policy.

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Less than two months after the initial suspension, Houston acquired Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays for a bargain — barring potential backlash — considering his standing as one of the best closers in the MLB.

Though the Astros declined to comment for Apstein’s story, the franchise released a statement Monday night calling the Sports Illustrated article “misleading and completely irresponsible.”

Despite the organization’s attempt to characterize Apstein’s reporting as an “attempt to fabricate a story where one does not exist,” two journalists who have no affiliation with Sports Illustrated corroborated Apstein’s allegations.

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Taubman joined Houston’s front office as an analyst in 2013 after working in finance and partaking in daily fantasy baseball as a side gig, Business Insider’s Scott Davis reported in 2017. His “Moneyball”-esque approach to building and maintaining the team has helped the Astros transform from a 51-win team to World Series champions in four years. Taubman was promoted to assistant general manager and, according to Deadspin, received a contract extension last month

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Astros executive accused of taunting female journalists by celebrating a player charged with domestic violence

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Astros executive accused of taunting female journalists by celebrating a player charged with domestic violence

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Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein accused Houston Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman of taunting female journalists by lauding closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year.
According to Apstein, Taubman yelled, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!” during Houston’s clubhouse ALCS victory celebration Saturday night.
Though the charges against Osuna were dropped last September, Major League Baseball suspended the pitcher for 75 games last season for violating its domestic violence policy.
Houston acquired Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays mere weeks after he was charged with one count of assault.
Though the Astros declined to comment for Apstein’s story, the franchise released a statement Monday night calling the Sports Illustrated article “misleading and completely irresponsible.” At least two journalists present at Saturday night’s festivities corroborated Sports Illustrated’s reporting.
Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Houston Astros are heading to the World Series for the second time in three years, but the franchise is embattled in a clash that’s much bigger than baseball.
Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein accused Houston Astros general manager Brandon Taubman of taunting female journalists at the team’s clubhouse ALCS victory celebration Saturday night by lauding Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year.
According to Apstein, Taubman repeatedly yelled, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!” at three female journalists, one of whom was “including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet.”
Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1186453438726627328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw During the Astros’ ALCS celebration, assistant GM Brandon Taubman yelled, half a dozen times, to three female reporters, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f——— glad we got Osuna!” On a systemic problem, in Houston and across the league: https://t.co/8zyVwG2Lpo
 
Osuna was indicted in May of 2018 after the mother of his then-3-year-old child accused him of assault. 

Though charges against the pitcher were dropped last September, Major League Baseball suspended Osuna for 75 games last season for violating its domestic violence policy.
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Less than two months after the initial suspension, Houston acquired Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays for a bargain — barring potential backlash — considering his standing as one of the best closers in the MLB.
Though the Astros declined to comment for Apstein’s story, the franchise released a statement Monday night calling the Sports Illustrated article “misleading and completely irresponsible.”
Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1186468857566941184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Astros just released the following statement. pic.twitter.com/KnA6kQt0hq
Despite the organization’s attempt to characterize Apstein’s reporting as an “attempt to fabricate a story where one does not exist,” two journalists who have no affiliation with Sports Illustrated corroborated Apstein’s allegations.
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Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1186474194772598784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Astros called this @stephapstein report misleading. It is not. I was there. Saw it. And I should’ve said something sooner. https://t.co/aE4WEgUJoxTweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1186455802002853888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw can confirm https://t.co/iQbcYRIkf0
Taubman joined Houston’s front office as an analyst in 2013 after working in finance and partaking in daily fantasy baseball as a side gig, Business Insider’s Scott Davis reported in 2017. His “Moneyball”-esque approach to building and maintaining the team has helped the Astros transform from a 51-win team to World Series champions in four years. Taubman was promoted to assistant general manager and, according to Deadspin, received a contract extension last month. 

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Astros executive accused of taunting female journalists by celebrating a player charged with domestic violence

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Astros executive accused of taunting female journalists by celebrating a player charged with domestic violence

2019-10-22T18:06:58+02:00

2019-10-22T18:07:05+02:00

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Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein accused Houston Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman of taunting female journalists by lauding closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year.
According to Apstein, Taubman yelled, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!” during Houston’s clubhouse ALCS victory celebration Saturday night.
Though the charges against Osuna were dropped last September, Major League Baseball suspended the pitcher for 75 games last season for violating its domestic violence policy.
Houston acquired Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays mere weeks after he was charged with one count of assault.
Though the Astros declined to comment for Apstein’s story, the franchise released a statement Monday night calling the Sports Illustrated article “misleading and completely irresponsible.” At least two journalists present at Saturday night’s festivities corroborated Sports Illustrated’s reporting.
Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Houston Astros are heading to the World Series for the second time in three years, but the franchise is embattled in a clash that’s much bigger than baseball.
Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein accused Houston Astros general manager Brandon Taubman of taunting female journalists at the team’s clubhouse ALCS victory celebration Saturday night by lauding Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who was charged with domestic violence last year.
According to Apstein, Taubman repeatedly yelled, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!” at three female journalists, one of whom was “including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet.”
Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1186453438726627328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw During the Astros’ ALCS celebration, assistant GM Brandon Taubman yelled, half a dozen times, to three female reporters, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f——— glad we got Osuna!” On a systemic problem, in Houston and across the league: https://t.co/8zyVwG2Lpo
 
Osuna was indicted in May of 2018 after the mother of his then-3-year-old child accused him of assault. 

Though charges against the pitcher were dropped last September, Major League Baseball suspended Osuna for 75 games last season for violating its domestic violence policy.
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Less than two months after the initial suspension, Houston acquired Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays for a bargain — barring potential backlash — considering his standing as one of the best closers in the MLB.
Though the Astros declined to comment for Apstein’s story, the franchise released a statement Monday night calling the Sports Illustrated article “misleading and completely irresponsible.”
Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1186468857566941184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Astros just released the following statement. pic.twitter.com/KnA6kQt0hq
Despite the organization’s attempt to characterize Apstein’s reporting as an “attempt to fabricate a story where one does not exist,” two journalists who have no affiliation with Sports Illustrated corroborated Apstein’s allegations.
Read more: No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson will miss the start of the NBA season with a knee injury, but it could be a blessing in disguise for the Pelicans
Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1186474194772598784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Astros called this @stephapstein report misleading. It is not. I was there. Saw it. And I should’ve said something sooner. https://t.co/aE4WEgUJoxTweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1186455802002853888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw can confirm https://t.co/iQbcYRIkf0
Taubman joined Houston’s front office as an analyst in 2013 after working in finance and partaking in daily fantasy baseball as a side gig, Business Insider’s Scott Davis reported in 2017. His “Moneyball”-esque approach to building and maintaining the team has helped the Astros transform from a 51-win team to World Series champions in four years. Taubman was promoted to assistant general manager and, according to Deadspin, received a contract extension last month. 

Read more:
WNBA star Skylar Diggins-Smith played an entire season with the Dallas Wings while pregnant and ‘didn’t tell a soul’
A speed climber dubbed ‘Spider-Woman’ destroyed a world record while injured in a mind-boggling gold-medal climb
Patrick Mahomes dislocated his kneecap, and a trainer appeared to pop it back into place on the field
USWNT captain Carli Lloyd said the 2019 World Cup was ‘absolutely the worst time of my life’

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