- Oct 25, 2017
“Maybe they’ll forget about it if we don’t talk about it”
The main difference is what most of the other teams were doing is just a more efficient way of doing what has always been done with sign stealing. Point being it can be beaten by the other team changing their signs if they think they've been compromised when there are people on base.
The Astros drew scrutiny because Mike Fiers went on the record. It's really as simple as that.
The funny thing about that is the Astro's didn't have a replay room next to the dugout until they moved it in... 2018A player had to go to the video room, decode the signal, reach second base and then attempt to relay the signal to the batter. Every team has video room right next to the dugout and since the advent of instant replay has been doing this and before instant replay simply attempted this after the game. The Astros installed a separate camera and monitor and had people from outside the game giving signals to batters. That is a massive distinction.
This is where it gets even crazier. Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of former Yankees player Gary Sheffield. So if this is true. This is gonna be amazing.