The Los Angeles City Council, has asked Major League Baseball on Tuesday to award L.A. the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal.
The measure, brought by council members Gil Cedillo and Paul Koretz, was passed unanimously in a long-shot bid to reverse the outcomes of both World Series match-ups that saw Los Angeles fall short to teams now in a harsh cheating spotlight. Major League Baseball last week announced the findings of an investigation that show'd the Astros used an elaborate, electronic sign-stealing schemes.
This led to the firings of Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch, Houston's general manager and field manager. MLB is still investigating allegations of sign stealing against the 2018 Red Sox, and the team has already fired manager Alex Cora on the 2017 Astros and named as a ringleader of Houston's sign-stealing scheme. Here is what the council says:
"We are very pleased that the City Council joined us and voted unanimously to pass our resolution. They agreed that this is a matter of equity and justice," Cedillo, who represents the neighborhood that includes Dodger Stadium, said in a statement.