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Astros GM suspended for one year after it was found that team cheated using technology to win World Series in 2017. (UPDATE: GM and manager fired)

Mortemis

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,826
baseball twitter is going crazy and I'm loving every of bit of it

I've always hated Altuve. Thought it was because he crushed my team a lot, but clearly it was because he's a dirty cheat, must've felt it
 

Brinbe

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
19,310
Terana
Just need to find out that a mobster made a lot of money betting on them winning
and that mobster was/is trump lol

ok, maybe not. but who the fuck knows with how far this story has already gone. so much for the ball just being juiced. the awful truth behind the inflated number may indeed be even worse.

shame on every single one of those cheaters. why have they escaped punishment for cheating?
 

Mortemis

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,826

I wonder what the punishment this comment will be. The MLB apparently told teams that the punishment for speaking on the cheating would be harsher than the punishment the Astros got, but this is an individual player.
imagine the PR nightmare of punishing a player for talking about the cheating, and none of the players that actually cheated
 

jman2050

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
2,494
Not sure. The NCAA bribery scandal a couple years ago was pretty big. It had bribery, FBI involvement, the arrests of an Adidas executive and multiple coaches, and a couple of the biggest coach firings in recent memory.
Yeah this doesn't hold a candle to corporate/management backroom shenanigans, but as far as actual cheating during a professional sporting event this is pretty up there, especially if these new allegations hold any water.
 

kmfdmpig

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,796

I wonder what the punishment this comment will be. The MLB apparently told teams that the punishment for speaking on the cheating would be harsher than the punishment the Astros got, but this is an individual player.
I would think/hope that he wouldn't get in any trouble for that tweet. He could argue he's speaking hypothetically.
 

Conan

Member
Oct 25, 2017
229
Apparently, that was photoshopped, the timestamp on that tweet was after the Twitter account was deleted.

At the same time, who the fuck knows what's going on
The account was made private before it was deleted and was put out by reputable sources. It definitely is not photoshopped. You can also look at the comments Cora made about Beltran after he joined the Yankees in London and the seperate accusations that the Yankees were utilizing Yes network cameras for sign stealing. Also they were fined for using dugout phones to relay signs in 2017

If you think your team (whoever they are) are innocent, you are simply fooling yourself.


Added the video, relevant clip is in the first minute. Why can't everyone just play fair like the Yankees?
 
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Oct 25, 2017
6,231
Seems like the reason why the Astros were confident they could get away with such blatant cheating is because they assumed that outing them would start a chain reaction of mutually assured destruction. They expected their players to keep quiet because countless MLB players have kept quiet about countless cheating schemes.

The MLB's "harsh" punishment makes sense as an effort to stop a chain reaction.
 

Drax

Oregon tag
Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,603
The account was made private before it was deleted and was put out by reputable sources. It definitely is not photoshopped. You can also look at the comments Cora made about Beltran after he joined the Yankees in London and the seperate accusations that the Yankees were utilizing Yes network cameras for sign stealing. Also they were fined for using dugout phones to relay signs in 2017

If you think your team (whoever they are) are innocent, you are simply fooling yourself.


Added the video, relevant clip is in the first minute. Why can't everyone just play fair like the Yankees?
At the same time, who the fuck knows what's going on
There you go champ.
 

Lkr

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,451

I wonder what the punishment this comment will be. The MLB apparently told teams that the punishment for speaking on the cheating would be harsher than the punishment the Astros got, but this is an individual player.
I think the union would have a field day if the league tried to do anything for this tweet
The players were only going to be held in line until someone broke the silence. Now they’ll all have things to say.
 

Parch

Member
Nov 6, 2017
3,338
If MLB won't or can't punish them, it's going to be made up by public shaming and grilling by the media. This is really blowing up. What is going to happen when these players take the field?
 

Shoe

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,724
If MLB won't or can't punish them, it's going to be made up by public shaming and grilling by the media. This is really blowing up. What is going to happen when these players take the field?
Let’s just say that they’ll need some sort of signal to warn about frequent “high and tight fastballs”
 

ghostemoji

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,406
Are there any legit reasons to grant a therapeutic use exemption for HGH? If Mike Trout is dirty, I will be very sad.

Edit: Referencing the new allegations that MLB has been letting Trout juice consequence free via a loophole.