Things are not going well for the Houston Astro's during this year's World Series in major-league baseball. They are down two games to none and are looking at elimination to the Washington Nationals. And they're getting beat badly.
Today the team had to fire its assistant general manager after a tirade he made in front of female reporters. The rant, filled with expletives and naughty words, forced the team to fire and him and issue an apology.
“Our initial investigation led us to believe that Brandon Taubman’s inappropriate comments were not directed toward any reporter,’’ the Astros said. “We were wrong. We sincerely apologize to Stephanie Apstein, Sports Illustrated and to all individuals who witnessed this incident or were offended by the inappropriate conduct. The Astros in no way intended to minimize the issues related to domestic violence.
“Our initial belief was based on witness statements about the incident. Subsequent interviews have revealed that Taubman’s inappropriate comments were, in fact, directed toward one or more reporters. Accordingly, we have terminated Brandon Taubman’s employment with the Houston Astros. His conduct does not reflect the values of our organization and we believe this is the most appropriate course of action.’’
Taubman is alleged to have made the statements after the team celebrated winning the pennant last Saturday