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The Astros’ bungled apologies for cheating do them no favors — and it’s only going to get worse

The Houston Astros were maestros in the art of cheating. They devised spreadsheets, algorithms, video monitors and relay systems to convey to their hitters what pitch was coming.

But they’re stumblebums in the art of apology.

Remember the Brandon Taubman debacle? Taubman was their assistant GM, who in the midst of the team’s pennant-winning clubhouse celebration, screamed at three female reporters, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—ing glad we got Osuna!”

The reference was to the relief pitcher Roberto Osuna, who had served a 75-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy before the Astros traded for him.