Bill Murray offered some kind words for Nationals manager Dave Martinez in light of him winning the World Series.
Murray was approached by a Nationals fan while playing in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament last weekend. A Twitter user by the name of @NavyNatsFan sent the following video in response to a Washington Post feature on the Astros' cheating scandal, which brings to light how much MLB really knew about the scandal before it became public.
"You want to say congratulations to former Cubs bench coach Davey Martinez?" the Nationals fan requests of Murray, a noted Cubs fan.
"Yes. I'm very proud of former Cubs bench coach Davey Martinez. He won the World Series with the Washington Nationals."
"He's a good guy," Murray added. "And... he didn't cheat."
That last line elicited cheers from the crowd of onlookers.
Details about the Astros' scandal continue to surface after MLB's investigation and subsequent punishment of the organization.
The latest wrinkle from The Athletic details Carlos Beltran's role in the electronic sign-stealing methods, including how his stature – as a future Hall of Famer with 20 years of MLB service time – left others in the Astros' clubhouse to feel "powerless" in trying to stop him and then-bench coach Alex Cora.
Both Cora and Beltran have since been relieved of their respective managerial duties. Cora was entering his third season managing the Red Sox, with whom he won the 2018 World Series. Beltran had only been hired by the Mets in Nov. 2019 and was fired before he ever even managed a single game.
The Nationals defeated the Astros in seven games – becoming the first team in baseball history to win all four games on the road – to win the 2019 World Series.