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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Toronto coach regrets staying quiet with Astros

DUNEDIN, Fla.—Dave Hudgens regrets not doing more.

In 2017, Hudgens, now Toronto’s bench coach, was the hitting coach for the Houston Astros, who, as detailed in a report by the Commissioner’s Office, stole signs using a video feed and relayed that information by way of banging a trash can throughout the ’17 season. The report indicated that the method was primarily player-driven, but Hudgens believes he could have done more to stop what was happening.

Though the Blue Jays’ bench coach couldn’t recall when he first realized what the Astros were doing, he does remember hearing the banging and asking a player what was going on. The player shared with Hudgens that the noise was an indication that a breaking ball was coming.

“I didn’t think about it, to be honest with you,” Hudgens said. “I should have. It should have been something we thought about. But no, at the time it was like it kind of went over our heads.”

Tempting to be really corrosive in response to this, isn’t it?

 

QLE Posted: February 13, 2020 at 12:34 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, blue jays, dave hudgens, dirty rotten cheaters

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