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Sunday, February 12, 2023

NL power accused of illegally stealing signs: ‘They’re the biggest cheaters’

According to Evan Drellich’s book, “Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball’s Brightest Minds Created Sports’ Biggest Mess,” the Boston Red Sox thought the Los Angeles Dodgers also tried to steal signs in the 2018 World Series. Keep in mind, the Red Sox were involved in their own sign-stealing scandal in that same series.

Per Chad Finn and Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, a member of the Red Sox said in the book:

“The Dodgers have always been the thing that bothers me the most. Because they’re the biggest cheaters in the whole [expletive] industry. … They were doing it against us in the ‘18 World Series. They got caught by Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball did nothing.”

The Red Sox were accused of using their replay room to steal signs during the 2018 regular season. Per a report from commissioner Rob Manfred in 2020:

“I find that J.T. Watkins, the Red Sox video replay system operator, on at least some occasions during the 2018 regular season, utilized the game feeds in the replay room, in violation of MLB regulations, to revise sign sequence information that he had permissibly provided to players prior to the game.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 12, 2023 at 11:53 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers, red sox, sign-stealing

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: February 13, 2023 at 12:38 AM (#6116793)
Per Chad Finn and Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, a member of the Red Sox said in the book:

Citing reporters citing a quote from a published source? " is too cheap to buy me a copy but I'd be too lazy to read it anyway so while reading other columnists to try to come up with something to write about ..."

EDIT: Also what's with that headline? "NL power" rather than "Dodgers"?
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 13, 2023 at 01:59 AM (#6116796)
Also what's with that headline? "NL power" rather than "Dodgers"?

Click here to find out who! Such is the state of "journalism" in 2023.
   3. The Duke Posted: February 13, 2023 at 08:29 AM (#6116811)
It seems to me that knowing signs still requires that someone relay them to you. The Astros stole signs AND used the trash cans to rely them real time. Is that the allegation here because just knowing the signs is not as an egregious offense
   4. pthomas Posted: February 13, 2023 at 08:57 AM (#6116815)
   5. TomH Posted: February 13, 2023 at 02:39 PM (#6116923)
human nature 101: I had a friend (past tense!) who always thought people were talking behind his back, out to scheme or scam him, intent to one-up him somehow. Ya know why? Because however one thinks, one assumes the other persons are thinking the same. Maybe it applies here?
"love believes all things, hopes all things..."; useful for life, not only for wedding ceremonies

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