'To me, it's kinda pathetic,' 2 time MLB All-Star weighs in on Astros cheating scandal


ST. LOUIS, Mo (KMOX) - Two-time MLB All-Star and former Cardinals pitcher Mark Mulder joined KMOX from the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando on Thursday, and said the Astros sign-stealing scandal is indeed a topic of conversation.

Mulder shot a first-round 65 Thursday to lead the celebrity field, which is filled with current and former MLB players including Justin Verlander, part of the Astros 2017 World Series team.

"I was with [Verlander], and [Jon] Lester [Josh] and Beckett and [Josh] Donaldson just the other night, and we were kind of talking about it a little bit."

Allegations swirled on social media Thursday afternoon that some Astros players may have even worn devices to further alert them to specific pitches.

"To me, it's kind of pathetic," Mulder said of the scandal. "If that's what you feel you need to do, and to be fair, it tells me a lot about who you are and what you stand for as a person if you feel you need to do something like that in order to gain an advantage in this game today."

You can hear the full conversation with Mulder and Chris Hrabe on Sports Open Line Thursday night.