As the days go on, we are getting more and more details into the cheating allegations that the Houston Astros possibly did during their 2017 championship run. There have been numerous videos that have surfaced that supported the claims of the Astros stealing signs and relaying them to their hitters by banging on a trash can back.
But that makes you wonder what they could do when the crowd is way too loud and they couldn’t hear. Well, they apparently had a plan in place.
Free-agent third baseman Trevor Plouffe says he was told by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Carson Smith and another source that the Astros used their bullpen catcher for the second system.
“According to the claim, the Astros would have someone watch the live feed of the camera that was focused on the opposing team’s catcher and then relay the signs to their bullpen catcher, who was wearing an ear piece. The bullpen catcher would then put his hands up on the outfield fence if a fastball was coming and keep them down if it was an off-speed pitch.”
That seems like it would take an incredible amount of time to go from a camera, to a television, to a person watching the TV, and eventually to the bullpen catcher.
We can only expect more and more allegations of cheating since everything is coming out now. Each and every claim that is out now makes that 2017 World Series less and less credible.