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Houston Astros stole signs throughout their 2017 championship season.

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bombshell report that was published on Tuesday took the sign-stealing allegations against the Houston Astros to the next level, and there is video evidence that supports at least one of the claims in the story.

Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich were told by several former members of the Astros organization that the team stole signs electronically during its World Series season in 2017. The system involved a video camera positioned in center field at Minute Maid Park that would feed to a video screen near the home dugout, and players would relay pitch types to hitters by banging on a trash can before an off-speed or breaking pitch was thrown. Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar said he experienced it first-hand during an appearance in Houston in 2017, and footage from the game supports that.

In the video below from Houston's game against the White Sox on Sept. 22, 2017, you can clearly hear a loud banging noise before Farquhar steps off the mound to have a discussion with his catcher.

@2:58:00 mark.

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Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers says team electronically stole signs in 2017



The Yankees were upset at the Astros for whistling from the dugout to allegedly relay stolen signs during the ALCS in October, but one former Houston pitcher has come out as a public whistleblower on far more serious offenses involving the use of electronics in 2017.

Mike Fiers and three other unnamed sources have admitted to The Athletic that the Astros stole opposing teams' signs during home games at Minute Maid Park during that season with the aid of a camera positioned in the outfield.

"That's not playing the game the right way. They were advanced and willing to go above and beyond to win," said Fiers, who played for the Astros from 2015 to 2017 and was non-tendered after Houston won the 2017 World Series over the Dodgers. "I just want the game to be cleaned up a little bit because there are guys who are losing their jobs because they're going in there not knowing."
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This s**t is illegal? Thought it was part of the game haha
Originally posted by JayBomber:
This s**t is illegal? Thought it was part of the game haha

If you get caught it's illegal.

It was always originally ok if you were relaying signs from a runner at 2B, but once electronics became involved it seems much more like cheating.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Nov 12, 2019 at 2:27 PM ]
That's messed up. But Fiers coming out 2 years later is also b******t.
meh
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
That's messed up. But Fiers coming out 2 years later is also b******t.

Complete BS. What's his motive? What an a*****e
Not cheating not trying
They beat the doyers I don't curr
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[ Edited by FaTaL on Nov 12, 2019 at 7:19 PM ]

Originally posted by FaTaL:

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Damn. That is bad.
If you look closely, you can see Bill Belichick in their dugout with a headset on.
Originally posted by wailers15:
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
That's messed up. But Fiers coming out 2 years later is also b******t.

Complete BS. What's his motive? What an a*****e

Obviously he didn't care for the way he left Houston. lol
they beat the dodgers. it was necesary
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What ever happened to singing a low breaker outside and having the pitcher throw High Fast inside... usually ends this stuff quick.
[ Edited by Geeked on Nov 13, 2019 at 8:36 AM ]
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