Here's Video Proof The Houston Astros Were Stealing Signs In 2017
© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
A report from Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic has emerged alleging the Houston Astros stole signs using a camera throughout the 2017 season. Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers then confirmed that the team used a camera in the outfield to steal signs...
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A feed from a camera in center field, fixed on the opposing catcher’s signs, was hooked up to a television monitor that was placed on a wall steps from the team’s home dugout at Minute Maid Park, in the tunnel that runs between the dugout and the clubhouse. Team employees and players would watch the screen during the game and try to decode signs — sitting opposite the screen on massage tables in a wide hallway.
Also from the report, former Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar remembered an incident from two September appearances against the Astros at Minute Maid Park...
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“There was a banging from the dugout, almost like a bat hitting the bat rack every time a changeup signal got put down,” said Farquhar, who is now the pitching coach with the White Sox’s High-A affiliate in Winston-Salem, N.C. “After the third one, I stepped off. I was throwing some really good changeups and they were getting fouled off. After the third bang, I stepped off.”
Popular baseball Twitter personality Jomboy found the footage of that game and broke it down...

The Astros released this statement...

Well, what do you think?


(The Big Lead)
Filed Under: MLB

Comments

13 Comments
So they were so caught up in this scandal and yet they figured it would be best to BANG ON THE WALL to translate the signals???? Wtf? This is ridiculous
Reply16 days
'I'm all for stealing signs... just not that way' Yeah, ok, Jomboy. Go back to reading lips.
Reply1 month
I go to games all the time and make videos and bang when people bat. Probably was me, so what does it matter. If the person that came up with this idea and u want me to come bang at your house. Just let me know. Any hot women there?
Reply1 month
Ok looks to me some one is butt hurt over nothing and looking for excuses. Bama has been doing that for years lately since Saban got there whenever bama loses
Reply1 month
What’s so not new in ANY professional sport these days?... C’mon man, it’s even happening in college sports too... it’s called “ MONEY”... and CHEATING does happen...
Reply1 month
So is Fiers going to give up his WS ring since he doesn't approve?
Reply1 month
If you ain't cheating you ain't trying.
Reply1 month
“Video proof” would be actual video of an outfield camera filming the catcher’s signs. Random noises in a stadium with 20,000 fans in attendance isn’t proof.
Reply1 month
Guilty as frick
Reply1 month
I only care they didnt cheat well enough to get the final 7 outs this year
Reply1 month
If Fiers doesn’t think that’s playing the game the right way why didn’t he say anything 2 years ago?
Reply1 month
Exactly, frick Fiers that little pussy, tattle telling now that he's gone.
1 month
Somebody is butt hurt the 'stros beat that ass
Reply1 month
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