Prior to the start of this afternoon’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins, manager Mike Matheny met with the media, as he does before each game. The conversation turned from the game to questions about the F.B.I.’s investigation into the alleged computer hacking by team officials into a Houston Astros database.
Matheny said he was called out of his morning workout by club officials and given a head’s up about the story that was first published by the New York Times.
Matheny also said as players arrived at the ballpark, they had questions surrounding the story. Matheny said his and the players’ focus is on dealing with this distraction.
“Right now, we just go about our business and realize its something that’s being dealt with,” said Matheny. “This is an uncontrollable (distraction) for us as a club. We’ll just focus on what we do, which is play baseball.”
Missourinet’s Mike Reeves spoke with Matheny before today’s game. Listen below