‘You’re not champions, you’re cheaters!’ - Stephen A. reacts to the Astros' apology | First Take

Feb 13, 2020
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Comments
  • How does the Astros cheating prevent the Yankees from scoring runs? Think about that for a second... I can see how the Astros could be scoring runs by stealing signs but why couldn't the Yankees score?

    Patrick DPatrick D5 hours ago
  • Dodgers would’ve been the champions, and they stole that from us

    Alphadog 1989Alphadog 198915 hours ago
  • Me seeing the dodgers fan in the distance yeah he probably felt the pain to lose to cheaters

    Dominic HollandDominic Holland2 days ago
  • I am so confused. Did Steven A. Smith just made a case that the Yankees cheated LMFAO HAHA. This dude said the Yankees scored 4 runs in Houston but over 15 runs at home in NY. My question is why couldn't Yankees score in Houston but lit them up ion NY? Oh don't forget the Yankees and Red Sox were caught cheating in 2017 as well.

    Batman !!!!Batman !!!!2 days ago
    • ** Stephen A. Smith

      Batman !!!!Batman !!!!2 days ago
  • Houston Cheaters *

    Bobby FrostBobby Frost3 days ago
  • I’m a Yankees fan and even though this is 8 months late I will never forgive them for what they did and ruining that year for us that was our best year and we had a real chance at winning the World Series

    The BeanThe Bean4 days ago
  • The Astros are the type of students who would look up every answer on the exam, without the teacher noticing

    VenusVenus6 days ago
  • astros got off easy cus of covid.. never forget what they did

    Talfo08Talfo087 days ago
  • They are not champions, they are cheaters

    Tim ParsonsTim Parsons9 days ago
  • Don’t act like he all of sudden watches baseball, you said no one does!

    Moon CharlieMoon Charlie10 days ago
  • Sometimes this man is ridiculous, but Stephen a spitting hella facts

    The OverLordThe OverLord11 days ago
  • Houston Astros cheated and dodgers still took it to GAME 7 WHAT A F***** JOKE. DODGERS FOR LIFE 💙⚾ CROWN 🏆🥇

    WHATEVER THINGSWHATEVER THINGS15 days ago
  • It’s only cheating when you get caught

    Carlos MoralesCarlos Morales16 days ago
  • Funny how this aged. Astros are going to ALC again for the Fourth straight year. Go Stros!

    P. K.P. K.18 days ago
  • They should be treated like Pete Rose and the 1919 Sox!

    J.Joseph Ami-Ga'J.Joseph Ami-Ga'27 days ago
  • You can shut up bec they clinched the postseason and no trash can so you shut up bec we are good enough

    Mark DomaschkMark DomaschkMonth ago
  • sooooo.... the yankees and red sox can cheat but bc they make the mlb the most money , nothing happens to them cheating?

    Brock KlareBrock KlareMonth ago
  • 3:60 how stupid are these guys?the Yankees can't score because the Astros batters know what pitch is coming,? Please, Yankees couldn't score more than 1 haw nothing to do with Astros stealing signs and everything to do with Astros pitching.

    Pj MaganaPj MaganaMonth ago
  • I would love to see Stephen a smith try to hit a ball from Aroldis Chapman it’s not easy

    Eclipse ChrisEclipse ChrisMonth ago
  • Dodgers win 2017 World Series

    Torin O'ConnorTorin O'Connor2 months ago
  • Watching this really tells me that max is fir for boxing and baseball, basketball not so muxh

    Abdullah MustafaAbdullah Mustafa2 months ago
  • I hate the astros players

    Jimmy LangJimmy Lang2 months ago
  • Baseball does not care enough to police their sport so i don't care enough to watch I refuse to watch games where the cheating is out of control

    Michael WheelerMichael Wheeler2 months ago
  • Winning is all that matters

    Chris RenshawChris Renshaw2 months ago
    • Winning the right way is all that matters

      Big BoyBig Boy2 months ago
  • I’m glad Pete got mentioned. We need to let him back in.

    Jacob BaileyJacob Bailey2 months ago
  • If one college player receiving outside help financially vacates a championship, how doesn’t this?

    Sabian VorachevSabian Vorachev2 months ago
  • Man, Molly could get it. Jalen I bet you make a mess of that box. Props bro

    Sabian VorachevSabian Vorachev2 months ago
  • “You’re not champions, you are cheaters” is the best way to describe the Astros I mean cheaters

    Jordan LiebmanJordan Liebman2 months ago
  • There are still 574 Astros fans WOW

    최수용최수용2 months ago
  • We need to ask Mexican president to come and help us whit this..He is putting in jail all burglars (stealers..cheaters).from past governments..justice for LA Dodgers and fans.

    Alberto MezaAlberto Meza2 months ago
  • Your not champions your cheaters. I couldnt agree more. Biggest cheaters ever

    Steve OakesSteve Oakes2 months ago
  • This is why steven A is a novice baseball commentator. The astros got a whopping 0.35 advantage at home stealing signs. 0.35 😆 Even if you get the sign right, (which was rare) you still have to hit world class pitches, you still have to field, you still have to pitch shut out baseball. Not only has mlb gone full dodo, steve a has gone full on dodo. 😆 the houston astros are the 2017 world series Champions. Not the yankees steve a. Not the dodgers steve a. The houston astros. Consider this. The history of mlb yankee red sox dodgers all of them have won countless ws by using all kinds of methods and technologies and just having more cash and yall wanna try to take astros 1 championship away for a 0.35 advantage at home? Wow-

    Guy WebsterGuy Webster2 months ago
  • Molly can't help herself to keep interrupting. She interrupted four times.

    Derek ChesterDerek Chester2 months ago
  • They cheated baseball out of one of the greatest world series ever dodgers vs Yankees

    Alejandro CervantesAlejandro Cervantes2 months ago
  • Stephen A why does Houston cheating in Houston the way they did equate to the Yankees not scoring runs? That’s the only argument against the Yankees I understand. Why weren’t they able to score in Houston?

    Chase ClarkChase Clark2 months ago
  • Wish the Patriots got this kind of vitriol. Like any of the four, five or six teams times they got caught (insert an eye roll emoji here).

    The Dark Matter 2019The Dark Matter 20192 months ago
  • How's this for a punishment for the Astros: 1) Astros are disbanded. 2) All players part of this run, all executives, coaches, and anyone else tied to this get lifetime bans. 3) Any championships and accolades in their history up to now be permanently erased. Too harsh?

    Chavis GreenardChavis Greenard2 months ago
    • Nope. Im fine with it.

      Redskinsman10Redskinsman102 months ago
  • i think it's clear that US now wants to push other sports other than baseball.

    Enrico RossiEnrico Rossi2 months ago
  • Kellerman is wrong. Altuve refused the sound cues. Too bad it's not just the Astros. The Red Sox double-dipped on it by cheating in 2017 (Apple Watch) and came back the next year (2018) and stole the WS from the Dodgers. So MLB should be stripping that trophy too. The RSox got slapped on the wrist in the most superficial way. And most fans and players totally forgot about the Sox. Look at the Sox sOPS+ 2017 vs 2018. Google "Dodgers outfield lasers" and "Yankee bullpen phone." The real problem is that MLB is rife with cheating and MLB is trying to lump the whole problem on the Astros. ht@t

    d. changd. chang2 months ago
  • What about the Patriots are they champions

    Travis BrooksTravis Brooks2 months ago
    • Travis Brooks no

      jacksbeejacksbeeMonth ago
  • I am a proud born Puerto Rican. Raised in New York City. The Bronx to be precise. I was a Con Edison kid who grew up watching the Yankees from the bleachers. I am 63 years of age. When I get blood work drawn, it has stripes. I love my Yankees. Being raised by my grandma. She imposed on my way of living and how I carried my self. Always allowing me to understand that how I acted when first introduced and how I was remembered after leaving. Would have a great impact for my country men coming into that existence in the future. In other words make your country proud. Today I have the good fortune that, one of my three daughters married a Boston native. And he has heard me say that had the New York Yankees cheated and won a championship under those conditions. I would never accept that in any way. CORREA and ALTUVE, have vomited and crapped on our country of Puert Rico. And make no mistake our countrymen at least here in the states are discussed with them as men of character and good social standing. And that prideful manner in which they carry themselves and exude. Is so deplorable and so embarrassing to us as Puerto Ricans. That I for one wished they weren't my countrymen or even played baseball in the MLB anymore. Steven A. Smith is 100% correct in his tone and all he feels towards this Astros team which are nothing more than a GANG of cheaters and liars. And this has nothing to do with my being bias towards my Yankees. Heck on another note, we're the Yankees to go to the World Series this year against the Phillies. I would root the Phillies to win. Just so Joe Girardi is acknowledged for who and what he is. A good man and a great manager. Who despite not having the best. Had the Yankees continuously respected as a winning team. And they had the audacity to cut him. In other words what's right is right and whats wrong is wrong. Thanks for allowing me the privilege to exercise my opinion. God bless and may you and yours be safe...😇😇😇😇😇😇

    Felix CabanFelix Caban2 months ago
  • Stephen A. Is a artful orator and a comedian rolled into one. I don’t even get how baseball works ( I’m a basketball girl 😂) I’m just here cause I’ve missed my First Take fill & I couldn’t miss this special occurrence of Max and Stephen A actually agreeing and tag teaming an issue 🤣

    mb888mb8882 months ago
  • Yeah cause they cheated

    artcg2artcg22 months ago
  • Stephen A. is really confused. The Astros cheating has nothing to do with how many runs the Yankees score.

    Phillip SouthardPhillip Southard2 months ago
  • Okay they cheated stop talking about it it's over

    Caydenxkenshin nCaydenxkenshin n2 months ago
  • I think Astro are douche bags but espn only ever talk about mlb when it’s negative 👎

    Ayo_ OchoAyo_ Ocho2 months ago
  • manfred is aa ajoke astrossss are a disgrace. they both need to leave baseball.

    weezenbergweezenberg3 months ago
  • Who’s here after the Dodgers/Astros game last night

    Captain Obvious Alex CarterCaptain Obvious Alex Carter3 months ago
  • Way to go, Nationals! Won all four final games in Houston.

    Kuma40Kuma403 months ago
  • Funny how molly was hired for us to look at. P.s molly just keep your mouth shut when men are talking.

    Mr Silver & BlackMr Silver & Black3 months ago
  • They straight cheated I knew something was iffy 2017 & 2018 seasons, and I think max is too pissed off to make sense 😂

    DoubleO’s909DoubleO’s9093 months ago
  • Only talk about baseball on espn when it’s bad

    Blaze RoosterBlaze Rooster3 months ago
  • This is the only time I will ever agree with Max he is right when you are the only one with the technology it’s unfair

    Deadly SensationDeadly Sensation3 months ago
  • No one pays attention to rex sox dodgers and every one cheating but us we are getting yelled,punished,roasted

    Hockey fanHockey fan3 months ago
  • Im not a baseball fan, but i feel like they should confiscate the Astros title, and allow the two teams deprived of it to play a series to decide the winner? Actual baseball fans is that a good idea to you?

    Joseph StoneJoseph Stone3 months ago
  • Anyone who supports the astros is NOT a true fan of baseball.

    Red SkullRed Skull4 months ago
  • Have always believed in love to cure many things but it only fed my narc’s enormous ego. it is important to be wise when dealing with a narcissist and I’m glad that darkwebprohack helped cloned my wife’s phone. i got access to her dealings both on phone and social media without touching her phone,I’m here in Miami Florida USA and able to access my wife’s phone with a cloned app even while she was away in the UK cheating on me.All I did was share my wife’s phone number with darkwebprohack and I was able to read both her new and deleted messages from my phone through a remote link to a programmed app containing cloned cell information without having to touch her phone...my wife was a cheating Narcissist and I’m glad to find out all her secrets and infidelity with the help of darkwebprohack. My wife also tried to use this coronavirus outbreak as a means to get back to me but I’m not stupid ebony to allow someone so toxic back into my life, I’m finally going through divorce with a lot of evidence against her.i read all deleted and chat on Whatsapp,Facebook,Instagram and GPS location of her phone at all times, you can contact the great hacker via Gmail (darkwebprohack) or text and speak to him directly on the phone and WhatsApp +17076225057 and I hope you will fund the peace with your heart after finding the truth just like myself

    Anthony OAnthony O4 months ago
  • Yankees got caught cheating too what's up where's your all knowing comments now

    Primitivo ChapaPrimitivo Chapa4 months ago
    • When did they get caught cheating

      Big BoyBig Boy2 months ago
    • Have always believed in love to cure many things but it only fed my narc’s enormous ego. it is important to be wise when dealing with a narcissist and I’m glad that darkwebprohack helped cloned my wife’s phone. i got access to her dealings both on phone and social media without touching her phone,I’m here in Miami Florida USA and able to access my wife’s phone with a cloned app even while she was away in the UK cheating on me.All I did was share my wife’s phone number with darkwebprohack and I was able to read both her new and deleted messages from my phone through a remote link to a programmed app containing cloned cell information without having to touch her phone...my wife was a cheating Narcissist and I’m glad to find out all her secrets and infidelity with the help of darkwebprohack. My wife also tried to use this coronavirus outbreak as a means to get back to me but I’m not stupid ebony to allow someone so toxic back into my life, I’m finally going through divorce with a lot of evidence against her.i read all deleted and chat on Whatsapp,Facebook,Instagram and GPS location of her phone at all times, you can contact the great hacker via Gmail (darkwebprohack) or text and speak to him directly on the phone and WhatsApp +17076225057 and I hope you will fund the peace with your heart after finding the truth just like myself

      Anthony OAnthony O4 months ago
    • Im guessing youre a loyal astros fan?

      Jasmine WashingtonJasmine Washington4 months ago
  • You know the Astros are hoping the 2020 season is cancelled for this alone. I'm angry as a baseball fan. Very disappointing.

    B. RoemerB. Roemer4 months ago
    • Its disgusting

      Jasmine WashingtonJasmine Washington4 months ago
  • Astros fans: they got caught it’s as “simple as that” me: so your saying you can cheat as you don’t get caught? Wow

    Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics4 months ago
  • The fact their title didn't get stripped is so laughable. The mlb commissioner is a joke

    Tom BystanderTom Bystander4 months ago
  • shut up molly

    James FralickJames Fralick4 months ago
  • Win the world series with no future hall of fame players... interesting

    TheVryfstTheVryfst4 months ago
  • Astros are paper champions they cheated.

    racerxtreme Gaming showracerxtreme Gaming show4 months ago
  • Bro molly needs to be fired

    G turboG turbo5 months ago
  • I went to a spring training game and I booed them so loud and argued with many ppl

    Daily sports talkDaily sports talk5 months ago
  • 3:42 thats proof that the yankees were shut down by houston pitching if they lost 11-8 or 8-6 then they have a point but if there offense was almost non exsistent in the four games in houston you cant say anything

    Blitzball pitches channelBlitzball pitches channel5 months ago
  • "maybe a little bit" Really? hmm, 5 million+2 staff members canned/suspended+1st/2nd round draft picks relinquished vs. 700million and a national title. The entire Astros organization should be disbanded for all time this is the most egregious cheating scandal in the history of sports.

    Sam DyerSam Dyer5 months ago
  • I’m a patriots fan, these guys are idiots. They love NE and they’ve had controversy around their team as well. Total BS. From a patriots fan

    Kyle GalenKyle Galen5 months ago
  • Manfred accepts the Astros apology & Tells the Dodgers " It's only a piece of metal" Genius problem solver

    BellathebearBellathebear5 months ago
  • Should of been Yankees vs dodgers but nope Astros cheating!!! So fucked up

    Proteinhead92Proteinhead925 months ago
    • They fucked it up in all categories

      Jasmine WashingtonJasmine Washington4 months ago
  • I love the Cubs with every fiber in my being...but if they had did this I would never watch another game or support them again. The Houston Astros are a disgrace to baseball.

    Antoine ballerAntoine baller5 months ago
  • the astros use to be one of my favs but now i hate them they are super bad they just cheaters boo

    More Brady fun stuffMore Brady fun stuff5 months ago
  • Houston is becoming a terrible sports city. Their Texans suck. Their Rockets 0-5 against the Warriors in the last 5 years. Their Dynamo haven't won since 07 And now their Astros cheaters.

    Robert DrubmanRobert Drubman6 months ago
  • 🤘🏽Houston🤘🏽vs🤘🏽the world🤘🏽

    Jaime romeroJaime romero6 months ago
  • They cheated because of the hurricane.

    tes516tes5166 months ago
  • Good time to be a Rangers fan lol

    Dutch972Dutch9726 months ago
  • VACATE THERE CHAMPIONSHIP

    OsmosisJones67OsmosisJones676 months ago
  • MEAN

    ZuTartZuTart7 months ago
  • STOP

    ZuTartZuTart7 months ago
  • STOP

    ZuTartZuTart7 months ago
  • STOP IM UNSUBBING YOU

    ZuTartZuTart7 months ago
  • This sport is dead to me. Basketball players and football players are held to the stake for doing something outside of an athletes proper etiquette whether that be sexual assault or smoking illegal drugs. Yet a baseball player abuses his child and wife to the point where he gets a 75 game suspension and a team brings him on to get a chance at a World Series. That’s not right and then you have executives saying thank **** we have that player to female reporters. Then you have a cheating scandal with the same team and nothing happens to you as a player. Absolutely nothing. It’s clear to me that this game is so slow and dumb to proper punishment that this is a reality that baseball fans face. The main reason why I did not explicitly name the astros or Roberto Osuna was simple. There are other teams doing this. I would not be surprised if it came out that the Cubs or Nationals or any other team were cheating and other teams will consider cheating as a viable option to win. All because Manfred and Major League Baseball are so slow to punishment and incompetent.

    C Dio00426C Dio004267 months ago
  • Okay i might get slewed for this tell me if you don't agree. I'm an astros fan and I have been since I was 5. what they did was messed up and they should not have done it. The thing is they are being harped on when other teams have done it as well. You can't single out a group of people because of what they did and not do it to others who have done the same thing. My condolences do go out to yankees and dodgers for what happened. Sidenote, you can't blame the yankees lack of scoring in houston on the cheating because how are pitchers going to cheat using technology.

    AARON VANDERZEEAARON VANDERZEE7 months ago
  • Indians never mind

    Toxic YTToxic YT7 months ago
  • Who’s here knowing there might not even be an mlb season.

    GarrettMykulowyczGarrettMykulowycz7 months ago
  • Both the Yankees and the Dodgers were cheated out of a World Series. Houston better get ready for the heckling all season long.

    Dankest Leader43Dankest Leader437 months ago
    • And two rookies were cheated out of a WS too

      Jasmine WashingtonJasmine Washington4 months ago
  • What if after this whole cheating situation is over, and then the mlb finds they cheated this season

    8NBA KING248NBA KING247 months ago
  • Think about the new guys coming up in baseball and will be playing for the astros.... i feel bad for those guys..... ud have to pay me x4 just to sit in the dugout or i wouldnt do it. If u want me on the field.... x10

    Rillo 806Rillo 8067 months ago
  • Houston *'s

    Kirk PetermanKirk Peterman7 months ago
  • A fish rots from the head down. The Astros cheating was known from the head down. They are cheats and an embarrassment to MLB.

    Dee Marie DuboisDee Marie Dubois7 months ago
  • So patriots are held so high and are legends even after they got caught but dont let the astros win

    Phillip CabreroPhillip Cabrero7 months ago
  • Yankees fans are pissed

    show kaseshow kase7 months ago
  • Pete Rose was on the juice.. and fueled is gambling addiction by charging people 60$ for pictures and autographs in vegas.

    A-HVlogsA-HVlogs7 months ago
  • Pete Rose is the G.O.A.T.!

    Andrew RockwellAndrew Rockwell7 months ago
  • Love the actors/robots in th background 😂😂😂I'm ☠☠

    Jake PeachJake Peach7 months ago
  • They all cheat

    Walter HunterWalter Hunter7 months ago
  • Houston A**holes!!

    Rich reyesRich reyes7 months ago
  • I dont always agree with Steven A but IMO he is spot on here

    Longtime voter 1stTime RepublicanLongtime voter 1stTime Republican8 months ago
  • I don’t care if they cheat again. EVERY team and player cheats in professional sports. From their food to what they drink to there meds and use of technology. And if you can’t see it you need to look deeper into professional sports. It is very well documented that every MLB team has cheated so please acting like they are the only ones.

    marquezivanmarquezivan8 months ago
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