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Astros Crank Up the Volume on Backlash with Shockingly Tone-Deaf Apologies

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — This is what the getaway car looks like after the tires squeal, the loot is stashed, the road ahead is wide open and the motor is screaming like an eagle at 90 mph.

Were the Houston Astros going to offer apologies to livid players around the league who were cheated in one of the worst scandals in baseball history? No.

"Today was about us apologizing," slugger Alex Bregman said as the club lobbed out general, broad apologies Thursday as casually as if it were tossing free T-shirts into the stands between innings.