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Sports Illustrated’s Controversial Astros, Brandon Taubman Story Causes Uproar

The Houston Astros blasted a Sports Illustrated report that scorched assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for alleged comments he made after his club won the American League Championship Series this past weekend.

The report, published Monday night, said Taubman “turned to a group of three female reporters, including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet, and yelled, half a dozen times, ‘Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f–king glad we got Osuna!’” during the post-game celebrations.

The report went on to criticize the executive, saying his comments were “offensive” and “frightening.”

Roberto Osuna is the Astros closer who served a 75-game suspension for violating the league’s domestic violence policy in 2018. The report also said that “another Houston staffer apologized” to the reporters after the alleged incident.


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