There has been non-stop attention on the Houston Astros for their sign stealing scandal, but not many have paid attention to the man who made all this possible.
Mike Fiers is also receiving a bunch of hate and dislike.
Mike Fiers, who played for the Astros from 2015-17, revealed earlier this week that he is actually receiving death threats online for snitching on his former team.
Fiers, however, told The San Francisco Chronicle he is not too worried about the threats.
“Whatever, I don’t care,” Fiers said. “I’ve dealt with a lot of death threats before. It’s just another thing on my plate.”
It was the Athletics pitcher who told The Athletic last November that the Astros were using outfield cameras to steal signs during the 2017 season.
Before she spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle, he told The Athletic he wasn’t too concerned about getting hit by opponents’ pitches.
“I’m not asking for extra security. I’m here to play baseball and I can defend myself, if anything,” he told The Athletic. “We do have National League games, and I’m going to have to get into the box (to hit) just like everybody else. It’s part of the game. If they decide to throw at me, then they throw at me. There’s nothing much you can do about it.
“I’ve dealt with a lot in my life. I’ve dealt with people hating me before. I’ve dealt with a lot of life problems. It is what it is. And if someone’s going to retaliate then by hitting me with a pitch, it’s not a big deal.”