Monday, 01 June, 2020


No evidence Astros used wearable devices to aid sign stealing

Jose Altuve Cheating Getty Jose Altuve is being accused of wearing a buzzer under his jersey
Noah Ferguson | 18 January, 2020, 22:07

The Astros and Red Sox are both at the center of an investigation which concluded earlier this week that Alex Cora - who served as bench coach for the Astros in 2017 and manager of the Red Sox in 2018 - used a camera to illicitly steal signs from opposing catchers during those seasons, both of which ended with Cora's respective teams defeating the Dodgers at the World Series.

Fallout from the Astros' case extended to the Red Sox, who parted ways with manager Alex Cora because of his involvement in Houston's cheating as a bench coach during the 2017 season; the Red Sox are also under investigation by Major League Baseball for alleged cheating in 2018, Sporting News reported. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were fired for failing to stop the scheme. Their manager and GM were suspended for a year but owner Jim Crane came in a short time later to let the baseball world know they he was firing them both. The club was also fined $ 5 million and ordered Houston to give up its first and second round picks for the next two years. Who was the best team in 2018?

Boston city councilor Lydia Edwards was asked about the Los Angeles resolution during an interview on WGBH News' "Morning Edition".

Los Angeles Dodgers fans have been upset all week long. The last World Series win for the Dodgers came in 1988.

The Houston Astros' illegal use of technology fueled further speculation Thursday that the team's players took their methods a step further by wearing concealed devices that notified them of certain pitches.

"This is an equity and justice thing", Cedillo said in a prepared statement. Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood also took issue with the fact that no player (outside of the retired Beltran) had been punished. Fiers played for the Astros during their championship run.

Major League Baseball and the Dodgers find themselves in uncharted water.

Amid the massive sign stealing scandal rocking the baseball world this month, at least one lawmaker is urging Congress to get involved.

It remains unclear when Cedillo's motion will be heard by the Council.

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