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VIDEO: Nick Markakis Calls for Astros Players to Catch a 'Beating' for Sign-Stealing Scandal

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Nick Markakis taking a selfie in a room: Braves outfielder Nick Markakis could not be more disappointed in the Houston Astros. Braves outfielder Nick Markakis could not be more disappointed in the Houston Astros.

Go ahead and add Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis to the long list of players who is furious with the Houston Astros right now. The team's sign-stealing scandal has turned Major League Baseball upside down, with each passing day only bringing more shame to Houston. For Markakis, he truly sounded like a disappointed parent while calling out the Astros.

That's the voice of a man who is straight-up not happy with what happened, as well as how Rob Manfred has decided to handle the fallout of the ordeal.

"It angers you, especially coming from a guy who's played the right way his whole career," Markakis said. "No shortcuts. I know how hard this game is and I know how hard preparing for this game is. To see something like that, it's damaging to baseball. I feel like every single guy over there needs a beating. It's wrong. They're messing with people's careers."

Tell us how you really feel, Nick. The Astros players need a beating, you say? Whoa.

While Astros fans might try and defend their club, there's no denying what they've done over the years has been shameful.

Markakis is spot on. Career's have surely been affected by the sign-stealing, and he has every right to be as furious as he is now.

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