PALLILO POINTS

A case for not shooting the messenger

This week, the media has ramped up its coverage of the Astros with more demands that Houston should be stripped of their World Series title.

ESPN 97.5's Charlie Pallilo shares his thoughts on Houston fans, why they shouldn't be apologists for the Astros, and more.

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Thursday on Around The Horn, Tony Reali, Frank Isola, Sarah Spain and Woody Paige discuss if former Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow have truly served their punishments if they are allowed to return next season even if no games are played in 2020.

First, we have no idea what the 2020 season will look like at this point, so there's no reason to complain about their punishments because MLB's 2020 season could still take place. Second, both Hinch and Luhnow were fired. MLB handed down the suspensions, if you have an issue with their punishments, then go after commissioner Rob Manfred.

Should this really be an Astros story?