The Houston Astros sold their soul for a World Series. They won it all in 2017, but haven’t won a championship since, despite playoff berths in four of the last five seasons. The Astros proved they’ll stop at nothing short of cheating to help them win a World Championship.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic unearthed this latest revelation in a fascinating expose about the Houston Astros stealing signs electronically during the 2017 season. Rosenthal spoke with former Astros players who attest to the team cheating to gain an advantage at the plate.
This method was confirmed by former Astro Mike Fiers and involved an in-stadium camera watching opposing catcher’s signs, relaying that feed to a monitor near the dugout and giving the batter an audio cue — like banging a garbage can — to let the batter know whether to anticipate a breaking ball or off-speed pitch.
Sounds too crazy to be true, right? Almost as ridiculous as the Blue Jays being accused of having a “man in white” in the stands relaying catcher signs to hitters. While the latter was never proven to be true, the Astros are in a heap of hot water for their part in electronic sign …
Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation