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...to win the 2017 World Series. Since when did they get Beli-Cheat on their team?

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Pretty much an American League thing, just like it's an AFC thing.
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89Hen wrote:Pretty much an American League thing, just like it's an AFC thing.
Yup. Cheaters.
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I won’t believe it until I hear it straight from JoltinJoe.

Maybe not even then.
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CAA Flagship wrote:
Wow, that's pretty damning.
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93henfan wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:
Wow, that's pretty damning.
fine the owner and the GM and take away draft picks
you're not going to stop teams from cheating you can only make it hurt when they get exposed

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So I'm guessing Altuve knew Chapman was throwing the slider.
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Players have been stealing signs since the days of Ty Cobb. Nothing to see here.
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Fuckin’ Yank fans will come up with ANYTHING, ANY conspiracy to excuse away underperformance from their $200+Million payroll...
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Ivytalk wrote:Players have been stealing signs since the days of Ty Cobb. Nothing to see here.
Use of technology to steal signs is illegal. Plenty to see here.

This isn't about the runner on second trying to see what the catcher is putting down, like Cobb may have done.
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AZGrizFan wrote:Fuckin’ Yank fans will come up with ANYTHING, ANY conspiracy to excuse away underperformance from their $200+Million payroll...
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This isn't a conspiracy theory. This happened. It's called cheating.
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JoltinJoe wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Players have been stealing signs since the days of Ty Cobb. Nothing to see here.
Use of technology to steal signs is illegal. Plenty to see here.

This isn't about the runner on second trying to see what the catcher is putting down, like Cobb may have done.
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Pretty big deal. I also agree with Chizzy. Make it so painful other teams don't try this shit.
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Ivytalk wrote:Players have been stealing signs since the days of Ty Cobb. Nothing to see here.
This. But well doing it with technology like Belicheat did back in the day ain't cool though. This is where MLB loses all face. Pete Rose, banned for life because he bet on baseball. He never bet against his own team but still banned. Shouldn't MLB investigate this case & ban the individual(s) responsible??
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bluehenbillk wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Players have been stealing signs since the days of Ty Cobb. Nothing to see here.
This. But well doing it with technology like Belicheat did back in the day ain't cool though. This is where MLB loses all face. Pete Rose, banned for life because he bet on baseball. He never bet against his own team but still banned. Shouldn't MLB investigate this case & ban the individual(s) responsible??
Betting ON his own team is still a problem. Using a bullpen to win today, without regard for tomorrow, in the middle of a season, is a problem.
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SDHornet wrote:
JoltinJoe wrote:
Use of technology to steal signs is illegal. Plenty to see here.

This isn't about the runner on second trying to see what the catcher is putting down, like Cobb may have done.
:nod:

Pretty big deal. I also agree with Chizzy. Make it so painful other teams don't try this shit.
This is a huge embarrassment for MLB. A number of teams have repeatedly reported to MLB, over the past few seasons, that the Astros were using illicit means to steal signs. Baseball investigated several times and were assured by the Astros that nothing improper was going on. So add lying/cover-up on top of the wrongful stealing of signs. Rumors are swirling that large fines; loss of draft picks; and a very long suspicion for AJ Hinch are looming. It wouldn't surprise me if Hinch gets the same suspension that a first-time PED offender gets: 50 games. MLB is going to be pissed.
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Still not sure about the timing of the rules. Many outlets are talking about new rules that were enacted prior to the 2019 season. But nobody is talking about what rules were in place in 2017. Anybody know?
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The Patriots thing is absolutely similar...
The NFL sent out the letter telling teams to STOP using cameras to shoot the other teams sidelines
it was a known problem - presumably after the letter everybody stopped - except the Patriots

The rest is history

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Manager Hinch and GM suspended for 1 year. Loss of draft choices. $5M fine.

The Red Sox are now on the clock.
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Money? Meh.
Suspensions? A slap on the wrist.
FOUR lost draft picks? HUGE
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AZGrizFan wrote:Money? Meh.
Suspensions? A slap on the wrist.
FOUR lost draft picks? HUGE
After MLB suspended them, the Astros owner fired both...
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Good Lord, will never hear the end of the crying from Yankee and Dodger Fanboys
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In the words of the immortal American Patriot, Al Bundy, “It’s only cheating if you get caught!”

I agree with Stephen A. Smith: the penalties on the Astros were way too harsh. I’ll bet most teams do some technocheating. Sign-stealing has been part of baseball for generations. If I sneak a peek at the catcher and see a sign for a fastball, I’m sitting on it.
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Ivytalk wrote:In the words of the immortal American Patriot, Al Bundy, “It’s only cheating if you get caught!”

I agree with Stephen A. Smith: the penalties on the Astros were way too harsh. I’ll bet most teams do some technocheating. Sign-stealing has been part of baseball for generations. If I sneak a peek at the catcher and see a sign for a fastball, I’m sitting on it.
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