While we wait for Super Bowl 54 (Go Chiefs!) let’s take a moment to publicly shame the Houston Astros for cheating during the 2017 regular season, postseason and World Series. The Astros sign stealing trash can banging scheme helped cheat the Dodgers out of a World Series championship in 2017. I think it’s important to continuously shame them and document every single instance of their epic cheating. For the record I will be taking these little breaks to shame the Astros throughout the 2020 season. I welcome you all to join me in this. Let’s point, laugh and talk smack. Certainly those cheatin’ Stros deserve every bit of it.
One Astros fan (who to his credit was mortified over the Astros cheating) created a web site specifically designed to record nearly every trash can bang during the 2017 regular season. He didn’t record data from the playoffs or World Series, but he logged over 1,100 instances of trash can banging. He even parsed the data by players, dates and percentages. Which players cheated the most? Or which players benefited the most from the cheating? Tony Adams of signstealingscandal.com tells you.
For the record here, there were thousands of trash can bangs during that season. Tony tells you exactly who won those games, the score, and the percentages of bangs each player had. In case you were wondering Marwin Gonzalez (147 bangs) George Springer (139 bangs) and Carlos Beltran (138 Bangs) received the most bangs of any Houston player. Enjoy the Super Bowl everyone, and let’s never forget that the Astros cheated.