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Astros accused of high-tech sign-stealing scheme during 2017 championship season

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10 hours ago, Lou said:

well, so much for that . . .

 

On Tuesday, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow addressed allegations that his team used technology to illegally steal signs during the 2017 season.

While Luhnow admitted that the Astros "haven't done everything properly," he insisted that the team has attempted to stay within the guidelines of the game.

"I think that when an organization has success, there's going to naturally be critics trying to figure out things that might not be right, or things that the organization may have not done properly," Luhnow told reporters at the GM meetings in Arizona, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

"We haven't done everything properly, but I do feel confident that in general, most of the time, we did things right and we try and follow the rules. We try to be good citizens and we try to compete as hard as we can."

The Astros are being accused of stealing signals through the use of a center-field camera at Minute Maid Park by several people who were with the team during the 2017 campaign. 

Haha, I was completely neutral on the Astros a month ago.

Their front office is the biggest bunch of assholes in one place that you can find (except for the maga dipshits who hang out at our political board).  These guys lie so much, its like they are jockeying for cabinet positions.

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Guys, try to use your brains.

Success (or failure) at the plate is not the determining factor if they cheated.  They could have bad swings, bad luck, etc.

We see/hear clear evidence of different sounds based on a pitch selection, the sound coming at the same time every time.  That is evidence of cheating.  

Not if they did or didn't get 2 hits in a particular game.

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20 minutes ago, yk9001 said:

Guys, try to use your brains.

Success (or failure) at the plate is not the determining factor if they cheated.  They could have bad swings, bad luck, etc.

We see/hear clear evidence of different sounds based on a pitch selection, the sound coming at the same time every time.  That is evidence of cheating.  

Not if they did or didn't get 2 hits in a particular game.

This post would have been better if you added "I'm gonna make a stellar point here" 

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11 hours ago, Lou said:

well, so much for that . . .

 

On Tuesday, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow addressed allegations that his team used technology to illegally steal signs during the 2017 season.

While Luhnow admitted that the Astros "haven't done everything properly," he insisted that the team has attempted to stay within the guidelines of the game.

"I think that when an organization has success, there's going to naturally be critics trying to figure out things that might not be right, or things that the organization may have not done properly," Luhnow told reporters at the GM meetings in Arizona, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

"We haven't done everything properly, but I do feel confident that in general, most of the time, we did things right and we try and follow the rules. We try to be good citizens and we try to compete as hard as we can."

The Astros are being accused of stealing signals through the use of a center-field camera at Minute Maid Park by several people who were with the team during the 2017 campaign. 

The GM is gunning for a spot in the Trump administration.

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42 minutes ago, yk9001 said:

Haha, I was completely neutral on the Astros a month ago.

Their front office is the biggest bunch of assholes in one place that you can find (except for the maga dipshits who hang out at our political board).  These guys lie so much, its like they are jockeying for cabinet positions.

 

8 minutes ago, Taylor said:

The GM is gunning for a spot in the Trump administration.

Good post, Craig.

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6 minutes ago, JAHV76 said:

For a team with so much talent why even risk getting caught with something stupid like this. 

The same reason that asshole thought he could just lie his way out of it when confronted with being a super asshole in the locker room.

People think they are bulletproof.

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Red Sox should have an asterisk right next to their 2018 World Series championship. The same for Betts winning the MVP that same year. And we know that they cheated against the Yankees the year before that using the Apple Watches. Once a cheat, always a cheat. 

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Alex Cora (Astros bench coach in 2017)

"I have talked to MLB and I'll leave it at that".

I'm guessing he had a pretty big role in all of this.

https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2019/11/red-sox-manager-alex-cora-on-reported-involvement-in-astros-cheating-scandal-i-have-talked-to-mlb-and-ill-leave-it-at-that.html

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