MLB Execs Reportedly Think Buzzing Bandages May Have Been Used To Relay Pitches From Astros (PICS)
Another day, another Astros related cheating story.
It was just last week when a bombshell report surfaced that detailed the system the Astros used to steal signs during their 2017 World Series championship season.
Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers and other ex employees, blew the whistle on the organization on how they reportedly had a center-field camera fixed on the catcher where somebody would decode his signs on a monitor in the hallway between the dugout and clubhouse, and banged a garbage can to relay incoming pitches to the hitter.
The latest accusation comes from Joel Sherman of the New York Post who is throwing out accusations that the Astros players may have worn a buzzer device on their body to help relay signs.
“In recent days I have had scouts and executives talk to me about a variety of methods they think have been or could be employed, such as a realistic-looking electronic bandage placed on a player’s body that buzzes in real time to signal what is coming — one buzz for a fastball, for example — if the surveillance determines what type of pitching is coming. One person I spoke to has ties to the Astros and said he already had spoken to MLB’s investigators.”
A picture has since surfaced online that may point to what the article is speaking of.
Stealing signs is not explicitly against MLB rules, but most teams do it the old-fashioned way, where as the Astros are being accused of going to extreme and unseen measures to steal signs and seemingly benefited greatly off of it.