March 3, 2021

Astros cheating scandal — MLB players weigh in on sign stealing (ESPN)


The impact of the Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing scandal is reverberating throughout Major League Baseball. There has been immediate impact — three managers lost their jobs in a week, along with the Astros’ general manager. And through all of the revelations, both the Astros themselves and players throughout the game have had something to say about the Astros’ conspiracy to steal signs electronically and relay that information in real time to their players at the plate in 2017.

Never forget

“I’m not going to let them forget the fact that they are hypocrites, they are cheaters, they’ve stolen from a lot of other people and the game itself.” — Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer

“One of the worst things that could happen is that we get through spring and it’s just forgotten about, or that you get pegged for the first two games and it’s just forgotten about. It needs to be reiterated.” — Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on whether sign-stealing had an impact on the 2017 ALCS; “I definitely think it had an effect on things… without question. Certainly the Houston Astros were dealing with a distinct advantage more so than their opponents. That’s a fact. I…

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