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FLTech
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Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
I was taught 25+ years ago when I started playing baseball is to try to learn the signals from the opposing teams we played and actually went to watch them play on one our off nights. We had a 12 team league where we all played on the same field.

That was fricking little league baseball
Same with High School. It’s part of the fricking game.

So can someone please explain to me how the Astros cheated in baseball? I’m not an Astros fan, but what did they do to become labeled Cheaters?

I think people are blowing this shite way out of proportion.

Unless they had hidden microphones and shite in the dougouts and locker room and pull pins, etc... every baseball team on the fricking planet steals singles.

Why is it ok for football and basketball teams study tape all day long.

I want to know, how did they cheat?

By the way, I’m a Braves fan and DGAF about Houston.

Everybody says the are cheaters but I can’t figure out why

This is ducking stupid and ridiculous

Every fricking team in every single sport always finds ways to cheat.



MF Doom
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
Thank you. You are one of the few honest posters on this.


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NawlinsTiger9
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
They broke the rules to gain an advantage. Simple as that.

You’re overthinking this.


Lou Pai
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
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They broke the rules to gain an advantage.


At least know what you're talking about.


Pvt Hudson
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
They had a camera in the outfield.

Normally, a team knows you can steal signs when there’s a guy on second. They know if the catcher doesn’t hide the signs well enough the dugout or base coaches can steal signs. If they catch a batter looking back at the signs in an AB, they call time and nail him.

If you don’t know there’s a camera watching you flash signs and relaying the signs to the batter - it is cheating.


And I’m an Astros fan.


GetCocky11
South Carolina Fan
Arlen, TX
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
When you went up to bat, did you receive any signals from your coaching staff to let you know what pitch was coming?


High C
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
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pull pins


Are you suggesting that Astros players have grenades thrown at them now?


JetsetNuggs
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
For frick's sake, I despise the Astros but I can't wait for the season to actually start so we can talk about something else.
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noonan
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Member since Aug 2005
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
It's not about sign stealing. It's the fact that they used cameras in real time to do it.

It's really blown way out of proportion.

Will Clark basically laughed about the whole thing.

LINK
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Mr Personality
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
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I was taught 25+ years ago when I started playing baseball is to try to learn the signals from the opposing teams we played and actually went to watch them play on one our off nights. We had a 12 team league where we all played on the same field.


No one gives a shite about your little league team from 25+ years ago frickface.


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NawlinsTiger9
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
Knowing what type of pitch is coming is an advantage.

Using technology to be alerted of that is against the rules.

Nothing I said was wrong.

You’ll never believe it because you’re biased as frick and unable to discuss this topic with any objectivity.

I don’t blame you for that, but it’s the truth.


FLTech
USA Fan
Cumming, Georgia
Member since Sep 2017
4132 posts

re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
What rules did they break. I’ve honestly been trying to research this and everything I have read on the internet just says they cheated.

Can someone please tell me what they did to do considering cheating?


shel311
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McKinney, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
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At least know what you're talking about.
What did he say that was incorrect?


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yaherrdme
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
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Unless they had hidden microphones and shite in the dougouts and locker room and pull pins


I am not sure you know how stuff works. It is impossible for a microphone to pick up hand signals. In baseball the catcher uses hand signals to call the pitches..and the coaches will use hand signals if need be to relay information to the catcher. So a microphone would not really be a good choice to steal those signals, but on the other hand a CAMERA with a live feed would be an EXCELLENT choice. The Astros had a camera with a live feed of the opponent.


Adam Banks
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
Question.


Should pitchers who use pine tar be banned from baseball? They gain a significant advantage over the hitter and have hurt borderline hitters careers similar to the Astros bats and also ran pitchers.


Lou Pai
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2014
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
It's not in the rules.


D011ahbi11
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re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
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Can someone please tell me what they did to do considering cheating?


They used technology.
If you’ve really been trying to research this and haven’t gotten that answer yet, you’re a moron.


shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
McKinney, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
75848 posts

re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
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Unless they had hidden microphones and shite in the dougouts
How is this any worse than what they actually did?


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FLTech
USA Fan
Cumming, Georgia
Member since Sep 2017
4132 posts

re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
Every team in baseball has a camera in the outfield. That’s just fricking stupid


shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
McKinney, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
75848 posts

re: Let me get this straight about Cheating in baseball
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Every team in baseball has a camera in the outfield. That’s just fricking stupid
You do realize that simply having a camera in the outfield is not why they got in trouble, right?


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