ABOUT-FACE ON ALTUVE
Members of the national media changing their tune on Astros' Jose Altuve
Jose Altuve dealt with a lot of shrapnel in the wake of the Astros sign stealing scandal. Especially after being wrongfully accused of wearing a buzzer underneath his jersey by a prominent Yankees fan on Twitter.
It's unfortunate. Because if we're to believe his teammates, he didn't partake in the scandal. National baseball media didn't really do any digging on the matter. It played out. And after Altuve struggled during a pandemic shortened 2020 season, many felt his career production had an asterisk next to it.
But Altuve has crushed it the past two seasons, and especially this year. It led to a complimentary tweet from ESPN's Buster Olney that listed his accomplishments... and upset some Astros fans.
Jose Altuve .298/.387/.531 slash line this season, with 28 homers, 18 steals/19 attempts, 100 runs.
For his career:
.307 lifetime average
Three batting titles
Led the AL in hits four times
Five Silver Sluggers
Picked for eight AS teams
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 28, 2022
Check out the video above to find out why.
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