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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #400: January 16, 2020, 01:22:54 PM »
Carlos Beltran Out....

Tim Bogar was a finalist for that job....

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #401: January 16, 2020, 01:35:41 PM »
Someone call Dusty Baker ASAP

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #402: January 16, 2020, 02:21:00 PM »
I can't imagine a numbers team turning to Dusty at  this point.

Maybe not, but if there's one thing as sure in life as death and taxes, it's that Dusty doesn't take Greinke out of Game 7.  Maybe he would have freaked up the playoffs at some earlier point, but Dusty quite likely wins that game.


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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #404: January 16, 2020, 03:02:34 PM »
Trevor Bauer accuses the Astros of wearing buzzers under their jerseys during the 2019 postseason

https://twitter.com/BauerOutage/status/1217888647468310528

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #405: January 16, 2020, 03:04:15 PM »
Always blame the whistleblower.

ESPN's probably just upset because Cora's firing ruined a human-interest piece they were going to do on the dude who shaves his head for him.  It had been in the works for months and was going to run on the first day of Spring Training between the story on the waiter who Aaron Judge once took a selfie with and the guy who details Tom Brady's car.

Trevor Bauer accuses the Astros of wearing buzzers under their jerseys during the 2019 postseason

https://twitter.com/BauerOutage/status/1217888647468310528

If that's true, those freakers should be banned for life.   If you get 80 games for a single PED positive test, it's warranted.

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #406: January 16, 2020, 03:20:17 PM »
Lifetime ban, along with tar and feather them and march them thru the National Mall.

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #407: January 16, 2020, 03:20:58 PM »
ESPN's probably just upset because Cora's firing ruined a human-interest piece they were going to do on the dude who shaves his head for him.  It had been in the works for months and was going to run on the first day of Spring Training between the story on the waiter who Aaron Judge once took a selfie with and the guy who details Tom Brady's car.

If that's true, those freakers should be banned for life.   If you get 80 games for a single PED positive test, it's warranted.
It'd be less interesting than the stories from the guy who detailed Aaron Hernandez's car, thankfully.

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #408: January 16, 2020, 03:24:50 PM »
It'd be less interesting than the stories from the guy who detailed Aaron Hernandez's car, thankfully.

Hey, Hernandez had standards.  He only transported corpses in rental cars.  Now what other things his detail man might have found in Hernandez's car (per recent revelations) might not be a whole lot better.


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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #410: January 16, 2020, 04:37:09 PM »
I wonder if there is a sharp divide growing between batters and pitchers over this.  Doolittle was very outspoken about his support of Fiers.   I'm sure there are a lot of guys that are thinking he broke some kind of code.   Pitchers are getting cheated out of jobs, cheated out of salary, and success.   If they had a working, accurate system, then it is a ridiculous disadvantage to pitchers.

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #411: January 16, 2020, 04:45:46 PM »
It should be the opposite. MLB should be investigating former players who left Houston, knew about the scheme and didnt report it.

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #412: January 16, 2020, 04:50:27 PM »
Pretty sure there is no duty to report in the CBA. I doubt baseball wants to touch this- if they suspend players and the players say they did it at the direction of management, the appeals could get really ugly

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #413: January 16, 2020, 04:52:12 PM »
Pretty sure there is no duty to report in the CBA. I doubt baseball wants to touch this- if they suspend players and the players say they did it at the direction of management, the appeals could get really ugly
We've already established they did.

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #414: January 16, 2020, 04:59:42 PM »
We've already established they did.

which makes punishment pretty hard - its not like the nfl where Roger can make it up as he goes along

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #415: January 16, 2020, 05:40:43 PM »
which makes punishment pretty hard - its not like the nfl where Roger can make it up as he goes along

I don’t know if you remember bountygate. Goodell handed out a bunch of player suspension.  All of them were overturned because of issues with the CBA after a lawsuit. I’m sure that was instructive for this case.

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #416: January 16, 2020, 08:11:50 PM »
The New England Patriots announce the hiring of Carlos Beltran, AJ Hinch, and Alex Cora.

(Sorry skippy :)  )

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #417: January 16, 2020, 08:20:54 PM »
The New England Patriots announce the hiring of Carlos Beltran, AJ Hinch, and Alex Cora.

(Sorry skippy :)  )
no sorry for me? :smh:  after hearing some of the BB - Aaron Hernandez stuff, I am just about to push BB into the great Satan camp

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #419: January 16, 2020, 08:27:01 PM »
Punish these jerks for real and make Matt Williams their manager and Papelbon their morale coach

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #420: January 16, 2020, 08:27:59 PM »
I also love that Manfred covered this up as much as he possibly could and he's failing even at that. Good work my man!

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #421: January 16, 2020, 08:28:42 PM »
https://twitter.com/dren_braves/status/1217891396176056321?s=21
Now they're reaching.

This is what happened last time: https://streamable.com/tkzac

Chapman hung two sliders, back to back. Altuve guessed right.

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #422: January 16, 2020, 09:05:39 PM »
Punish these jerks for real and make Matt Williams their manager and Papelbon their morale coach

McCann would be a bench coach I wouldn’t even wish on them

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #423: January 16, 2020, 09:06:19 PM »
Now they're reaching.

This is what happened last time: https://streamable.com/tkzac

Chapman hung two sliders, back to back. Altuve guessed right.

That’s the thing about cheating, once you do it, your side of the story carries a whole lot less weight

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Re: Astros stealing signs
« Reply #424: January 16, 2020, 09:33:22 PM »
Stras. LoL. The way he cuts his eyes to the right at the end.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1217951426648989697