Here are some of the best quotes on the Astros cheating scandal, in handy meme form

Jim Crane, "I don't think I should be held accountable."
(Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)

The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal rocked Major League Baseball this offseason, so naturally it’s been a major topic of conversation at spring training.

Some people are apologizing, some are venting, some are getting defensive, and some are sticking their feet in their mouths.

Here are some of the more memorable quotes on the topic, in handy meme form.


The Astros tried getting in front of the situation with a news conference, during which owner Jim Crane and others apologized.

Jim Crane, "I want to say again how sorry our team is for what happened. I want to repeat this will never happen on my watch."
(Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)

But Crane also said this:

Jim Crane, "This didn't impact the game. We had a good team. We won the World Series."
(Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)

Some Astros players sounded sincere when speaking to reporters following the news conference.

But many folks around the league weren’t satisfied.

Mike Rizzo, "Somebody has got to say the word over there: cheated."
(Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)

Kris Bryant, "They're only doing this apology because they got caught."
(Gregory Bull / Associated Press)

Cody Bellinger, a member of the 2017 Dodgers team that lost to Houston in the World Series, lashed out.

Cody Bellinger, "Everyone knows they stole the ring from us."
(Gregory Bull / Associated Press)

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa lashed back at Bellinger on Saturday.

Carlos Correa
(Michael Reaves / Getty Images)

And he added this for good measure:

Carlos Correa, "We won fair and square."
(David J. Phillip / Associated Press)

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to reporters Sunday, defending his punishment of the Astros.

Rob Manfred, "The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act."
(Seth Wenig / Associated Press)

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and others weren’t pleased with the commissioner’s choice of words.

Justin Turner
(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
Max Muncy, "If all we're doing is playing for a piece of metal, why do we have a league?"
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

So Tuesday, Manfred was the one issuing an apology ...

Rob Manfred
Curtis Compton / Associated Press

... although he reiterated his stance that it would not make sense to strip the Astros of the 2017 title.

Rob Manfred
(Curtis Compton / Associated Press)

Overall, there’s still a lot of people around the MLB — and elsewhere — pretty upset about the scandal.

Trevor Bauer
(Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)

Nick Markakis
(Curtis Compton / Associated Press)
Aaron Judge
(Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)

LeBron James
(Nam Huh / Associated Press)
Kenley Jansen
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Cuban
(Brandon Wade / Associated Press)