This cheating scandal has really blown up.

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And I love it. They deserve everything theyre getting. And I'm glad guys like Trout and Judge are speaking out. Everyone is disgusted. The way they have handled the whole situation is terrible. The Astros have lost all respect with the league.

Then Big papi calls Fiers a snitch. He's mad at Fiers for snitching but not at the Astros for damaging the integrity of the game. Unbelievable. I guess that's a cheaters mentality.

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@thinkbluedgr said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

And I love it. They deserve everything theyre getting. And I'm glad guys like Trout and Judge are speaking out. Everyone is disgusted. The way they have handled the whole situation is terrible. The Astros have lost all respect with the league.

Then Big papi calls Fiers a snitch. He's mad at Fiers for snitching but not at the Astros for damaging the integrity of the game. Unbelievable. I guess that's a cheaters mentality.

Ortiz is not mad a Fiers for snitching. Bes mad that Fiers decided to say something after the fact abd not WHEN it happened.

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@xELxGENERICOx said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

@thinkbluedgr said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

And I love it. They deserve everything theyre getting. And I'm glad guys like Trout and Judge are speaking out. Everyone is disgusted. The way they have handled the whole situation is terrible. The Astros have lost all respect with the league.

Then Big papi calls Fiers a snitch. He's mad at Fiers for snitching but not at the Astros for damaging the integrity of the game. Unbelievable. I guess that's a cheaters mentality.

Ortiz is not mad a Fiers for snitching. Bes mad that Fiers decided to say something after the fact abd not WHEN it happened.

Then he should be equally if not more mad at the whole Astros team for not coming out at all about this.

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Get mad at the Astros all you want but the players families should not be receiving death threats that is ridiculous.

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@thinkbluedgr said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

@xELxGENERICOx said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

@thinkbluedgr said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

And I love it. They deserve everything theyre getting. And I'm glad guys like Trout and Judge are speaking out. Everyone is disgusted. The way they have handled the whole situation is terrible. The Astros have lost all respect with the league.

Then Big papi calls Fiers a snitch. He's mad at Fiers for snitching but not at the Astros for damaging the integrity of the game. Unbelievable. I guess that's a cheaters mentality.

Ortiz is not mad a Fiers for snitching. Bes mad that Fiers decided to say something after the fact abd not WHEN it happened.

Then he should be equally if not more mad at the whole Astros team for not coming out at all about this.

I agree

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@thinkbluedgr said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

And I love it. They deserve everything theyre getting. And I'm glad guys like Trout and Judge are speaking out. Everyone is disgusted. The way they have handled the whole situation is terrible. The Astros have lost all respect with the league.

Then Big papi calls Fiers a snitch. He's mad at Fiers for snitching but not at the Astros for damaging the integrity of the game. Unbelievable. I guess that's a cheaters mentality.

Big Papi has a lot of nerve IMO.

https://sports.cbslocal.com/2016/05/27/david-ortiz-ped-steroid-red-sox/

“Let he who is without blame, cast the first stone.”

He better keep his nose out of it if he wants his “Call to the Hall”.

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All I can say is MLB.tv had better remove all those big Astros postseason hits from the commercial hilight reel. They keep playing that Gurriel home run and the Springer multi homer one, both at Minute Maid...

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@BIGHOOV2713 said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

@thinkbluedgr said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

And I love it. They deserve everything theyre getting. And I'm glad guys like Trout and Judge are speaking out. Everyone is disgusted. The way they have handled the whole situation is terrible. The Astros have lost all respect with the league.

Then Big papi calls Fiers a snitch. He's mad at Fiers for snitching but not at the Astros for damaging the integrity of the game. Unbelievable. I guess that's a cheaters mentality.

Big Papi has a lot of nerve IMO.

https://sports.cbslocal.com/2016/05/27/david-ortiz-ped-steroid-red-sox/

“Let he who is without blame, cast the first stone.”

He better keep his nose out of it if he wants his “Call to the Hall”.

The only players that have gotten upset at Fiers are players who also cheated/are cheating.

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As an baseball fan first and foremost, I have a hard time caring. No one's spoke this much about our game in a while, so I love that part. Just don't know if I could be outraged about THIS but not 98-2008, feel me? I'd personally (I know most of you folks probably don't view it the same) feel like a hypocrite.

As an Astros fan, I say let people talk. Call us whatever, it won't hurt me. Folks need to leave player's families alone, however. Internet or not, that's thoughtless and cruel behavior at best and it's not close to OK.

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I love that you’re glad Aaron Judge said his part... when him and his team were caught doing the same thing back in 2017 also!!!

For some strange reason, I feel the Astros, Red Sox and Yankees weren’t the only ones doing this. It probably goes deeper, way deeper. Just the Astros have become the scapegoat of the whole thing.

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@luv2bDad2013 said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

I love that you’re glad Aaron Judge said his part... when him and his team were caught doing the same thing back in 2017 also!!!

For some strange reason, I feel the Astros, Red Sox and Yankees weren’t the only ones doing this. It probably goes deeper, way deeper. Just the Astros have become the scapegoat of the whole thing.

Everyone has accused everyone for about 3-4 years now. Just HOU is at the forefront. Lance McCullers was calling things out in 2018 and said the word EVERYONE. But with sports "scandals", there's never ever going to be a league wide investigation when it comes to whole franchises. You can't kill interest in a sport with a rogue villain; you can when it's league wide.

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@ThaShark316 said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

@luv2bDad2013 said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

I love that you’re glad Aaron Judge said his part... when him and his team were caught doing the same thing back in 2017 also!!!

For some strange reason, I feel the Astros, Red Sox and Yankees weren’t the only ones doing this. It probably goes deeper, way deeper. Just the Astros have become the scapegoat of the whole thing.

Everyone has accused everyone for about 3-4 years now. Just HOU is at the forefront. Lance McCullers was calling things out in 2018 and said the word EVERYONE. But with sports "scandals", there's never ever going to be a league wide investigation when it comes to whole franchises. You can't kill interest in a sport with a rogue villain; you can when it's league wide.

The thing is, I’ve always thought sign stealing is bush league, but its been a part of the game for a very long time.

Even as the Astros have clearly been heavily involved, the stats have shown that it not only hasn’t helped their performance, it has actually hurt their performance. Doesn’t excuse anything, but this narrative that they “stole” the championship is just not supported by actual facts.

But you’re right, and that is my thought, Manfred pegs this all on one team rather than the whole league, he can save face for the MLB as a whole

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@luv2bDad2013 said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

@ThaShark316 said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

@luv2bDad2013 said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

I love that you’re glad Aaron Judge said his part... when him and his team were caught doing the same thing back in 2017 also!!!

For some strange reason, I feel the Astros, Red Sox and Yankees weren’t the only ones doing this. It probably goes deeper, way deeper. Just the Astros have become the scapegoat of the whole thing.

Everyone has accused everyone for about 3-4 years now. Just HOU is at the forefront. Lance McCullers was calling things out in 2018 and said the word EVERYONE. But with sports "scandals", there's never ever going to be a league wide investigation when it comes to whole franchises. You can't kill interest in a sport with a rogue villain; you can when it's league wide.

The thing is, I’ve always thought sign stealing is bush league, but its been a part of the game for a very long time.

Even as the Astros have clearly been heavily involved, the stats have shown that it not only hasn’t helped their performance, it has actually hurt their performance. Doesn’t excuse anything, but this narrative that they “stole” the championship is just not supported by actual facts.

But you’re right, and that is my thought, Manfred pegs this all on one team rather than the whole league, he can save face for the MLB as a whole

Blaming one team and put 200% more interest in baseball. Now you got one villain vs the whole league.

I mean, guess who plays on opening day at 7 eastern on ESPN? It works out perfectly. MLB got more "butts in the seats" now. Most interest since the steroid era.

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If you think it’s not league wide your insane. When this first surfaced there was an article about how tony larussa used cameras in 1979 with the white Sox’s. So get over it, teams beat them at home in the playoffs in 17. The won the title in game 7 in LA.

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@kzembol said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

Get mad at the Astros all you want but the players families should not be receiving death threats that is ridiculous.

Players lost their jobs and their livelihood because they cheated. They STOLE MONEY FROM PEOPLES LIVES. This should be criminal imo. And they should be arrested and charged with official crimes.

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@beanball0571 said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

If you think it’s not league wide your insane. When this first surfaced there was an article about how tony larussa used cameras in 1979 with the white Sox’s. So get over it, teams beat them at home in the playoffs in 17. The won the title in game 7 in LA.

Nah bro. This is different then stealing signs this is stealing signs in real time with artificial signaling. This is historical cheating.

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@A_PerfectGame said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

@kzembol said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

Get mad at the Astros all you want but the players families should not be receiving death threats that is ridiculous.

Players lost their jobs and their livelihood because they cheated. They STOLE MONEY FROM PEOPLES LIVES. This should be criminal imo. And they should be arrested and charged with official crimes.

Nah... this is ridiculous and completely ignorant!! You’re probably referring to that pitcher who is suing the Astros, who had a career era over 6 anyway, who was a terrible pitcher and blames the Astros for ruining his career when he just wasn’t good.

If people actually just looked at the stats and how this effected what happened on the field, you will quickly realize that the only negative effect it had was on the Astros hitters.

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Loving every minute of it. They act so cocky and say they love being the villains then one day later another Astro comes out and says his wife needs 24 hour security and to come to all road games.

It’s been a month we’ll see if these clowns still love it 10 years from now. That immunity won’t matter down in Puerto Rico and the Dominican where people whose lives got ruined will be patiently waiting like they did Big Papi

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As usual, the real villain is the league, or more specifically Rob Manfred. If he didn't cut a deal and punished the players involved, people would eventually get over it.

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@A_PerfectGame said in This cheating scandal has really blown up.:

Nah bro. This is different then stealing signs this is stealing signs in real time with artificial signaling. This is historical cheating.

How is it different then Tony Larusa's, Lets have the next day SP assigned to operate a toggle switch to the scoreboard, where they will flip a switch on the video board to notify the hitter of the next pitch, in real time, via a CF camera zoomed in to the catchers signs? How quickly that got swept under the rug. There can only be one team to take the fall for this. It cannot come out that others did it to this level or similar or it will only hurt the game. Astros have to take it all.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/01/18/baseball/mlb/tony-la-russa-accused-sign-stealing/#.XlIWGUp7mUk
https://nypost.com/2020/01/17/tony-la-russa-was-using-cameras-to-steal-signs-in-the-80s-jack-mcdowell/

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