Astros punished for sign stealing

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by FloridaRob, Jan 13, 2020 at 1:17 PM.

  1. Furboy

    Furboy Well-Known Member

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    As a Yankees fan living in Houston, I despise the Astros now. I hated losing to them in 2017, but I cheered them on in the WS cuz Harvey. I didn't know they were cheating then. This year, we complain in the ALCS that they're stealing our signs, and we get mocked. Now this. I despise the Red Sox for the rivalry, but I despise the Astros more cuz they are cheaters and cheated us out of the WS.
     
  2. jrumann59

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  3. joseephuss

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  4. Manwiththeplan

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    Didn't the Sox beat the Yankees in that post season as well?
     
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  5. Doomsday101

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    It is not as if they deflated the baseball. lol
     
  6. 65fastback2plus2

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    If they stole signs via legal means, its fair game. I havent seen anyone say they were stealing signs via technology?
     
  7. joseephuss

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  8. 65fastback2plus2

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  9. Furboy

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    The 2018 postseason. And I'm not happy with that sign stealing either.
     
  10. joseephuss

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    You said you hadn't heard anything about them using technology. The link I referenced showed that technology was used in the form of video. That is technology. It is different than just a player seeing the signs in real time. With video they can slow it down, pause, rewind...

    I'm not saying you need to have an issue with it or not, but you sounded as if you were unaware that video was being used. Just providing you with the information.
     
  11. 65fastback2plus2

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    I was unclear. I meant technology to process the signals and provide the notification automatically.

    Someone watching a live video while in the stadium and banging a trash can is not what I was intending by "technology."
     
  12. uvaballa

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    Houston cheaters got what the deserved. This is as worse as the Pats filming teams.
     
  13. Manwiththeplan

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    really? That’s definitely the accusation
     
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  15. CanadianCowboysFan

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    and they are still WS champs
     
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  16. uvaballa

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    Yes with an asterisk

    Houston Asterisks

    Go Nats!
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020 at 6:42 AM
  17. 65fastback2plus2

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    Was implying automated technology.

    Banging a trash can isn't exactly what I consider automated technology.
     
  18. Valkyr

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    Even though our GM is from the Astros organization, I can say unequivocally that my Orioles are not stealing signs. Or bases. Or hitting home runs. Or pitching well.
     
  19. FloridaRob

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    Beltran is taking a beating in the press in NY. I do think Beltran is different than the coaches and management for the AStros. he was a player. Are other players going to get let go for the same thing? Are Astro players that participated going to be fined or suspended? Press needs to let up. Beltran is not the same as Cora, Hinch, and the GM.
     
  20. jrumann59

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    just stealing from the fans....Well the ones showing up...
     
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