Brett Gardner joined the ranks of Yankees who have made comments on the Astros' sign-stealing scandal on Tuesday, but decided to keep some of his stronger thoughts to himself.
Gardner, a member of the Yankees team that fell in seven games to the Astros in the 2017 ALCS, feels Houston "cheated" and voiced some of his frustration at spring training down in Tampa, Fla.
"Yeah, without getting too far into it, it's frustrating to know, looking back, that maybe we weren't on an even playing field," Gardner said on the 2017 ALCS.
But Gardner didn't want to focus on the scandal, keeping his "pretty strong feelings" to himself, and in fact, wanted the narrative to stop being discussed all together.
"You know, I'm sick of hearing about it and talking about it and being asked about it, to be honest," Gardner said. "...The more we stand here and talking about it, the longer it drags on and on, and I just don't think it's good for the game.''
"I think that more than anything would be my message, and especially to our guys in this room. Learn from the past, but at some point we've got to get over it and focus on the present. I think we're getting to that point."
Gardner did add one slight jab at the Astros before ending his availability: "...Excited about the team we have...and beating every single team that we're playing, especially those guys."