posted by Laley23
Wait, I92...you don’t have a problem with what the Astros did? Are you kidding?
They didn’t just use a man on 2nd. Or batter peaking down. Or anything that is the fault of the opposing team for letting it happen. They had someone watching a video feed and then relaying it to the batter before the pitch was made. The punishment should be at least what a steroid user is getting now, so, like — 80 games?
Using technology, especially after you’ve been ”warned” (fuck MLB for telling Tribe to pound sand when they caught on early in 2018). I cannot fathom how the Astros players aren’t thinking back and wishing they hadn’t done this. For the rest of their lives this run will be REALLY tainted. And they probably could’ve done it naturally, but we won’t know. Altuve crushing Chapman isn’t as miraculous when he knows what to look for. Kluber getting rocked makes a lot more sense when his pitches had great movement and velocity.
Maybe you can argue changing the signs between innings, but it would have to be incredibly complex with multiple indicators to go more than 2 batters before they figured it out. Even with no one on base you’re getting signs stolen, and even with indicators. Tribe did it, Astros cracked it. It’s not hard when you have video of each pitch coming in.
I truly care very little. I don’t condone any of it.
Signals are given and the know little broadcasting the game tells you what pitch is coming. There is no damn reason the signals couldn’t be coded and changed each inning. The Astros cheated, others are doing it too. Tony LaRussa getting called out now from 35 years ago. I get they went above and beyond the cheating ethics....but I just don’t care much.