HOUSTON – KPRC 2′s Vanessa Richardson got an exclusive one-on-one interview with former Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow. It’s his first sit-down with a reporter since the team’s cheating scandal that got him fired.
Luhnow admitted that cheating happened, but said he had no knowledge of it. He said he felt like he was a scapegoat.
There’s been plenty of reaction on social media to the Luhnow interview. Here are some of them.
WARNING: Some of these posts contain language that some might find objectionable.
I am LIVID after watching the Jeff Luhnow interview. If what all Jeff said is true, he was the scapegoat of the organization. He didn’t deserve the treatment he was given by both @MLB and the @Astros. Rob Manfred and Jim Crane needs to answer for their wrongdoing. #Astros— Adam Schneider (@AdamSchneider90) October 20, 2020
Jeff Luhnow interview in a nutshell. pic.twitter.com/ENsxXgWE7I— astros bish (@OGDisastro) October 20, 2020
@SportsVanessa what a great interview with Jeff Luhnow! He was sincere and completely believable. That’s one more reason for @astros fans to be upset with Jim Crane. He did not handle any of that well. I’ve said before the Saints and Patriots didn’t fire their coaches or GMs.— Albert Winborne (@ASWinborne) October 20, 2020
Wow. My perspective changed by Jeff Luhnow interview. Thanks!— David Gonzalez (@abdg2002) October 20, 2020
The are repeatedly interrupting the political commercials with a Jeff Luhnow interview.— Ronald (@coasterron) October 19, 2020
I’ve pretty much felt from the beginning that Rob Manfred scapegoated Jeff Luhnow to save the on-field product and protect the owner.— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) October 19, 2020
So far, this interview reinforces that.