Wait a minute? So you mean other teams in Major League Baseball have cheated before besides the Houston Astros? Well, color me shocked. (Sarcasm font)
On Friday, NJ.com dropped a piece on how former New York Yankees catcher Erik Kratz called out the Colorado Rockies being caught using a suspicious sign-signaling system that included a massage gun, a TV and their metal bench in 2018.
His comments were made on the YES Network’s “YES’ Curtain Call’ podcast:
“They used to take a Theragun and bang it on their metal bench,” the 11-year catcher said. “And they were doing the exact same thing, from the TV. So, there you go.”
Kratz played with the Brewers in 2018 and both teams met in the National League Division Series.
His full quote:
“And I can also tell you because I don’t care, I don’t really know anybody over there, the Colorado Rockies were doing the exact same thing in 2018, and we caught them, and we played them in the playoffs. Know how many runs they scored in a three-game playoff series in 2018? Not many people watched the NLDS. They scored two runs in the ninth inning of Game 2.
They used to take a Theragun and bang it on their metal bench. And they were doing the exact same thing, from the TV. So, there you go. If you think no one else was doing it, you are wrong. The difference is, the Astros may have taken it a little too far. Maybe a little bit too far. Maybe continued to do it. Or maybe it’s just the fact that they won the World Series and everybody’s pissed about that.”
Kratz added that he knew of “two other teams that season” that were doing “very, very similar things.”
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