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Starting Nine: The Crawfish Boxes Staff Reactions to The Astros Cheating Scandal

Starting Nine: The Crawfish Boxes Staff Reactions to The Astros Cheating Scandal

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The mantra for most of the season has been “This is a great time to be an Astros fan.” The last several weeks have not been great times. The TCB staff share their thoughts. Most of you know the outlines of the story by now. A week ago, former Astro Mike Fiers alleged that during the 2017 season the team used video surveillance to steal signs, and then alerted batters by banging on trash can lids. Baseball has started an investigation. Yesterday the Athletic revealed that anonymous sources had sent them an email that the Astros’ front office...
SFGate Nov 14, 2019

The Astros allegedly used a lo-fi system to steal signs. These videos appear to show it.

This week, Major League Baseball was rocked by accusations that the Houston Astros used a simple, lo-fi system to steal signs from opposing teams. A story by The Athletic quotes pitcher Mike Fiers, now with the Oakland Athletics, and three unidentified people affiliated with the Astros; Fiers played for Houston at the time of his allegations.

New Mets skipper Carlos Beltran ‘played key role’ in Astros’ sign-stealing: report

New Mets manager Carlos Beltran was a real coach in the dugout during his playing career. So much so, in fact, that The Athletic reports that Beltran “played a key role in devising” the Astros’ crude sign-stealing setup. Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers confirmed the cheating system on Tuesday....
Pinstripe Alley Nov 13, 2019
The Astros’ alleged advanced sign stealing is bad for baseball

The Astros’ alleged advanced sign stealing is bad for baseball

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Stealing signs with your eyes is an age-old tactic, but stealing signs with cameras is not. Sign stealing has always been a part of baseball, going back to the earliest days of the game. Virtually every team has done it, or at least tried to. However, the Houston Astros may have gone too far with their modern take on an age-old practice. A story released by The Athletic on Tuesday featured former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers revealing that in 2017 the team had cameras in center field that zeroed in on the catcher’s hand signals. He elaborated further by...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 13, 2019
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 13th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 13th, 2019

Secrets secrets, are no fun, secrets secrets, hurt someone | Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here Astros News Mike Fiers had some startling accusations about the Astros stealing signs in 2017 and I’m just so tired of being sad about baseball (The Athletic, $$$)And now MLB and the Astros organization will both be investigating (Astros.com)Here is an excellent article that breaks down the accusations and evidence (Astros County)In non-controversy news, will teams emulate the Astros and...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 12, 2019
Former Astro Mike Fiers accuses Astros of illegal sign-stealing during 2017 season.

Former Astro Mike Fiers accuses Astros of illegal sign-stealing during 2017 season.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Astros decline comment but promise cooperation with pending MLB investigation Mike Fiers, in an article by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich in the Athletic, claims the Astros used electronic surveillance equipment to steal signs during the 2017 season. Fiers, a member of the Astros from 2015-2017, made the allegation along with three other unnamed sources. He claimed the Astros placed a camera in the outfield seats and transmitted the signals to a TV in the dugout. When the sign called for a breaking ball, someone would make a banging sound with a garbage...
The Mercury News Nov 12, 2019
A’s pitcher Mike Fiers helps blow the whistle on Astros’ alleged sign stealing

A’s pitcher Mike Fiers helps blow the whistle on Astros’ alleged sign stealing

Three different American League teams during the 2018 and 2019 postseasons suspected they were having their signs stolen by the Astros.
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 12, 2019

Astros: Two-year-old sign stealing accusations resurface

The finger-pointing has begun once again, as sources have apparently come forward alleging that the Astros electronically stole signs in 2017. According to an article in The Athletic, former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers has reportedly come forward detailing how the team stole signs from the catchers in real-time and then relayed to the batter if […] Astros: Two-year-old sign stealing accusations resurface - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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