Mark Hamilton offers KLIF observations on Astro's cheating scandal Associate Professor of Philosophy and sports ethics expert Dr. Mark Hamilton was interviewed by Dallas radio station KLIF for his take on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, which resulted in one-year suspensions for GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, loss of draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a $5 million fine. The GM and manager were subsequently fired by Astros owner Jim Crane.
Hamilton noted the differences between gamesmanship -- actions available to anyone and within the rules but still actions that might be morally questionable --- and cheating, actions which give a team an unfair advantage. The punishments for cheating, Hamilton said, must be stringent enough that others will find the actions are not worth the risk.
Hamilton's segment is at the 8:43 point in the news round-up.