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Friday, May 21, 2021

Ex-Yankees catcher calls out Rockies for suspicious sign-signaling

Retired Yankees catcher Erik Kratz said the Colorado Rockies were “caught” using a suspicious sign-signaling system that included a massage gun, a TV and their metal bench in 2018.

Kratz was on the YES Network’s “YES’ Curtain Call’ podcast when he made the revelation. The network tweeted a clip of the interview Friday.

Kratz likened Colorado’s actions to the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal…

Here’s Kratz’s full quote:

“And I can also tell you because I don’t care, I don’t really know anybody over there, the Colorado Rockies were doing the exact same thing in 2018, and we caught them, and we played them in the playoffs. Know how many runs they scored in a three-game playoff series in 2018? Not many people watched the NLDS. They scored two runs in the ninth inning of Game 2. They used to take a Theragun and bang it on their metal bench. And they were doing the exact same thing, from the TV. So, there you go. If you think no one else was doing it, you are wrong. The difference is, the Astros may have taken it a little too far. Maybe a little bit too far. Maybe continued to do it. Or maybe it’s just the fact that they won the World Series and everybody’s pissed about that.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 21, 2021 at 05:30 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rockies, sign-stealing

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   1. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 22, 2021 at 08:38 AM (#6020216)
"massage gun"?? I shudder to think
   2. McCoy Posted: May 22, 2021 at 08:45 AM (#6020217)
   3. JJ1986 Posted: May 22, 2021 at 08:49 AM (#6020218)
Weren't those Rockies a terrible hitting team that made the playoffs on the strength of their rotation?
   4. The Duke Posted: May 22, 2021 at 11:08 AM (#6020228)
Didn’t Correa break his ribs with a massage gun- once again we see the dastardly Astros footprints on another cheating scandal
   5. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: May 22, 2021 at 01:37 PM (#6020243)
Re 2: Primey for the Top Secret! reference.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 22, 2021 at 05:57 PM (#6020298)
Ex-Yankees catcher . . .
20 games, over 2 years, with a spiffy ‘Magic of Pinstripes’ .367/.406/.467 batting line for an .873 OPS, out of 332 games in his 11-year career in which he hit .209/.256/.355 for a .611 OPS. Kratz didn’t make the Majors until he was 30, but managed to hang around until he was 40, although with lots of partial MLB seasons.

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