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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

MLB cheaters beware: Baseball finally addressing sign-stealing problem | NBC Sports Boston

One high-ranking club official in the National League said that last offseason, MLB started asking some clubs about potentially allowing pitchers and catchers to communicate with an earpiece, or the like. As an American League front office member noted: Why hasn’t that technology already been tested in the Arizona Fall League, or some other venue?

Now the matter is at least at the top of the docket. The next steps, however, are unclear.

“I have no idea,” said one high-ranking league official involved with the matter, who does not have permission to speak publicly. “Hopefully the GMs, we’ll get them in a room, we’ll have an idea.

“There’s two ways to go: Cut back on what clubs are allowed to do, you know in terms of cameras in the park, although that presents an enforcement issue.

“Or go the other way, allow it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 07, 2018 at 08:04 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. winnipegwhip Posted: November 08, 2018 at 09:53 AM (#5784172)
So when the home team is batting the PA system will be cranking out "Everybody Make Some Noise.." while the signs are being put down.

Bases loaded...3-2 count....Noise meter goes on the scoreboard. Pitcher can't hear a thing and the catcher needs to make a trip to the mound.
   2. McCoy Posted: November 08, 2018 at 09:59 AM (#5784179)
That's what we need. Another thing to make pitchers better.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 08, 2018 at 10:02 AM (#5784182)
Really? This is "at the top of the docket"? I have no idea why anyone cares about this "problem."
   4. PreservedFish Posted: November 08, 2018 at 10:52 AM (#5784219)
It's a forest/trees thing. If you're a team, this is a big deal, but you don't care about the problems we think they should care bout, like game pace.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 08, 2018 at 10:55 AM (#5784224)
“I have no idea,” said one high-ranking league official involved with the matter, who does not have permission to speak publicly. “Hopefully the GMs, we’ll get them in a room, we’ll have an idea.
This doesn't really sound like "addressing" to me.
   6. jmurph Posted: November 08, 2018 at 11:01 AM (#5784231)
It's a forest/trees thing. If you're a team, this is a big deal, but you don't care about the problems we think they should care bout, like game pace.

I'm actually skeptical that many teams think this is a big deal.
   7. CheersUnusualPlays Posted: November 08, 2018 at 02:51 PM (#5784411)
"MLB Cheaters". Is there some rule that says pitcher and catcher may communicate with each other over long distances in complete privacy and security?

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