LA City Councilors Want Astros and Red Sox Titles Given to Dodgers

The LA City Council may ask MLB to strip Boston and Houston of their titles

LA City Councilors Want Astros and Red Sox Titles Given to Dodgers
Fired Red Sox manager Alex Cora with the World Series trophy. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty)
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Members of the Los Angeles City Council may ask Major League Baseball to strip the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros of their recent World Series titles and instead award them to the Dodgers.

Earlier this week, city council member Gil Cedillo put forth a resolution urging MLB to give the Dodgers, who lost to the Astros in 2017 and Red Sox in 2018, Boston and Houston’s championship trophies in the wake of the ongoing fallout from the sign-stealing scandal.

“This is an equity and justice thing,” Cedillo, whose district includes Dodger Stadium, told The Los Angeles Times. “Who was the best team in 2017? Who was the best team in 2018? It was the Dodgers. They got beat by teams that were cheating. Do they need to be told that they shouldn’t have a title?”

The council is expected to vote within the next week on Cedillo’s resolution.

When told of the LA City Council’s possible request to MLB, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards said Los Angles would have to pry Red Sox championship trophy “from our cold, dead hands.”

“Thanks, L.A., but that was well-earned, and we’re keeping the title,” Edwards told WGBH News. “I’m sorry if they feel any type of slight. But they lost, and they need to move on with their lives. Feel free to come and try and take it. I know it’s cold, and I don’t know if they are ready for this kind of weather. But, at the end of the day, I will say on behalf of myself and I’m sure on behalf of my colleagues on the Boston City Council: from our cold, dead hands.”

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