June 16, 2021

Joe Girardi tried to combat Astros sign-stealing with Yankees (New York Post)

SAN DIEGO — Joe Girardi’s last year managing the Yankees ended when they lost Game 7 of the 2017 ALCS to the Astros at Minute Maid Field and watched Houston go on win the World Series.

Allegations last month that the Astros used technology during that season and the following two led MLB to launch an ongoing investigation into the situation.

After two years away from managing, Girardi is the Phillies manager and was very blunt when asked about his reaction to some of the accusations concerning the Astros.

“I wasn’t shocked. We had put in a lot of things to try to combat certain things. You know, word gets around,’’ Girardi said Monday at the winter meetings.

“That’s a suspicion of mine, every ballpark that you go to. Wherever you go you worry about people trying to steal your signs, changing signs over and over, having mechanisms where the catcher doesn’t have to worry about running to the mound. We went through other things in 2017 and we tried to guard against it and to do certain things. I thought we did a pretty good job of combatting it. I don’t know how great of a job we did, but I thought we did a pretty great job.’’

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