Hilarious Report released the other day. Apparently the Astros have been caught red handed cheating. According to reports the Astros were illegally using video cameras to steal signs throughout the 2017 season including the World Series against the Dodgers.
That’s right, the jig is up and the Astros have been outted. Former Houston pitcher Mike Fiers was one of the whistleblowers. He admitted that he knew of the cheating and once he left town informed his new teammates to be wary when playing in Houston.
According to reports the Astros installed a feed in the dugout from center field cameras to steal signs from the opposing catchers. Then a team employee or players would bang on a trash can in the dugout whenever the opposing pitcher threw a chanegup or offspeed pitch. There was even video proof of the cheating. You can clearly hear two bangs on something (reports indicate a dugout trash can) whenever an offspeed pitch was called for from the opposing team.
Of course the use of technology to steal signs is illegal. The Dodgers were the perfect patsy. The boys in blue, clueless and unaware were taken to the cleaners when they played at Minute Maid Park during the 2017 World Series. Now we know why the Houston batters were so hard to retire during games at minute maid park, they knew what was coming.
Unfortunately cowardly commissioner Rob Manfred will likely not do anything, nor dole out a punishment that fits the crime. what would be the proper punishment should be to take away the Astros championship trophy and denounce their title. Yet we know how this will turn out. They’ll maybe get fined a few million dollars or lose a draft pick or two and meanwhile the cheating will continue in some form or another. Leopards never change their spots, they just adjust to new ways of bending the laws.
This goes to show the Dodgers that not only does being predictable and unaware get you nowhere but that cheaters prosper. So here’s some advice for the Dodgers the next time they reach the World Series or the postseason……JUST CHEAT. Seriously. Cheat, because odds are you will never have to pay the consequences.
Please cheat Dodgers.