It doesn’t come as a surprise to see the New York Yankees make a big splash in the offseason. After all, this franchise has been accused of essentially ‘buying championships’ in the past.
However, the ‘evil empire’ hasn’t won the World Series since 2009, which is an awfully long time for this very proud franchise.
In an attempt to get back on top, the Yankees signed four-time all-star reliever Aroldis Chapman. Back in October of 2015, the Florida police say he choked his girlfriend, pushed her against the wall, and fired a gun eight times.
Despite his past, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner believes fans will forgive Chapman.
“Look, he admitted he messed up. He paid the penalty. Sooner or later, we forget, right? That’s the way we’re supposed to be in life. He did everything right, and said everything right, when he was with us.”
This seems insensitive to the victim, but Steinbrenner makes a valid point because in sports, fans really just care about winning. If Chapman helps bring another title to New York, the fans will be excited.