April 18, 2021

Dodgers frustrated by sign-steal scandal, but don’t want ‘fake banner’ for 2017 (ESPN)


LOS ANGELES — Many expressed frustration over the Houston Astros‘ role in the sign-stealing scandal and others conveyed the importance of moving on, but virtually every member of the Los Angeles Dodgers was consistent on one point — they have no interest in being awarded the 2017 World Series championship.

“We don’t want a trophy,” longtime third baseman Justin Turner said, alluding to a far-fetched resolution that was recently approved by the L.A. City Council. “We don’t want a fake banner hanging in our stadium. We didn’t earn that. We didn’t catch that final out to win a championship. We don’t want that.

“We just wanna move forward in 2020, get prepared this season, and do it the right way and get all those experiences — get to catch that last out, get to dogpile on the field, put on those shirts, put on those hats, have someone be the MVP and get a car, be in the locker room, spray the champagne, get sized for rings. Take that parade that L.A. is dying to have, and have that parade in downtown L.A., and do it the right way.”

An investigation by Major League Baseball determined the Astros used a center-field camera for real-time video of catchers’ signs and…

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