Going back and forth with his answers on Thursday morning, Astros owner Jim Crane told reporters that he didn't believe his team's sign stealing during the 2017 season in which Houston won the World Series impacted the Yankees.
Manager Aaron Boone may not have been at the helm until the 2018 season, but even he knows that comment is simply insane to make.
"I think that's quite a stretch," he said with a smile. "On what level did it impact things, I guess we will never know and that's for people to draw their own conclusions on. Clearly when we're talking about some of the things that went on, those things have an effect on games."
Crane and multiple Astros players also denied the fact that electronic buzzers were used by the team as recently as last year. Jose Altuve's "suspicious" behavior, as Aroldis Chapman put it, after hitting his walk-off homer in Game 6 of the ALCS had many speculating he was hiding something under his jersey.
Boone said on Wednesday that he wasn't confident the Astros weren't using that technology, and even though he heard players deny it, he still can't change that mindset because of "vague" answers in his mind.
"Not really," Boone said about if his feelings have changed on the buzzers. "It at least feels like there's a lot of coincidental things and a lot of smoke. But can I say one way or the other what went on? Absolutely not.
"They seem overall pretty vague."
Crane did go on to fire manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow following MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's suspension of the two once the commissioner's report came out confirming the guilt of the team. However, the leadership of Crane at the top still has people skeptical that things will change for Houston.
But Boone really isn't focused on that. He knows why the questions are being asked, but his sole focus is the 2020 season and getting his Yankees back into the World Series.
"That's now for them to deal with and obviously that's going to be judged by a lot of different people," he explained. "At some point here very shortly, I'm not going to even address it anymore. …I'm kinda past and over this stuff."
Boone, though, made sure to say that the Yankees will continue to keep their guard up at all times to protect themselves during games. Because after what has come out over the past several weeks, anything can be possible at this point.
"I think we're still going to be guarded and vigilant and we try to kinda control our house," Boone said.