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2018 Baseball Playoffs: ALCS, Red Sox vs Astros

Discussion in 'Red Sox Fan Forum' started by SammyBlueCat, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. SammyBlueCat

    SammyBlueCat PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

  2. archstanton543

    archstanton543 In the Starting Line-Up

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  3. bormio

    bormio In the Starting Line-Up

    They don’t need to cheat. They have Bregman.
     
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  4. TommyBrady12

    TommyBrady12 Pro Bowl Player

    Basically reverse spy-gate
     
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  5. Clonamery

    Clonamery PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    It's ok to cheat in baseball...see section 3.12 of the Unwritten Rules....it's right before the clause on greaseballs, spitballs, scuffballs/nailfile-sandpaper.
     
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  6. bormio

    bormio In the Starting Line-Up

    If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t racing ....
     
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  7. sb1

    sb1 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I'm glad Osuna got lit up like a gas can and the Sox were the ones to do it. That scumbag shouldn't be in baseball after what he did to his girlfriend.

    His 67 ERA this postseason should match years he spends in prison for that.
     
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  8. Wordsmyth

    Wordsmyth In the Starting Line-Up

    What I know: JBJ didn't get cheated on his grand slam last night. Amirite?
     
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  9. neckroll#14

    neckroll#14 On the Roster

    not the patriots... non-story
     
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  10. Sicilian

    Sicilian Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Sign stealing in baseball is not only commonplace, but also kind of unavoidable. Anything you do out in the open has the chance of being interpreted and acted upon. It seems like the Astros may have gone too far and used technological methods (which is the only part actually against MLB rules), but what SHOULD happen is it should be downplayed, they should get a slap on the wrist, and everyone should acknowledge that it's a non-issue really.

    The answer to the buffoonery that was the Spygate reaction is not to demand an equally absurd reaction to every similar scandal. Let's acknowledge that for what it was: An overreaction to a minor infraction, and treat this one as such as well.
     
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  11. sb1

    sb1 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I'll never acknowledge Spygate as cheating. Bill tried to get too cute with the wording of the rules on taping but the taping itself was out in the open for all to see. A real cheater would have hidden the camera or whatever it was he was doing so it would be hard to catch.

    What the Astros might have been doing though - that is a lot closer to the line than what we did.
     
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  12. cmasspatsfan

    cmasspatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    Cora knows all the Astros tacticts but wont be a Mangina and use it to his advantage, Sox got this.
     
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  13. oldrover

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  14. TommyBrady12

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  15. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Josh Gordon's locker is next to Brady's. PatsFans.com Supporter

    We need a real baseball fan’s take on this. @Tunescribe thoughts?
     
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  16. Froob

    Froob Independent Investigator & pliable af PatsFans.com Supporter

    Damn man, damn. Not in baseball? No integrity anywhere.
     
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  17. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Zzzzzzzzzz ... Huh? What?!

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  18. SammyBlueCat

    SammyBlueCat PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Did you read the article?

    It is about a baseball team so I marked it "OT" (off topic) however our Football team was nailed for similar allegations in 2007. No?
     
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  19. cmasspatsfan

    cmasspatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    Say it isn't so Joe
     
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  20. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams Niko! PatsFans.com Supporter

    The best part about it is that the Indians told the Sox about it. Look if you can decipher another teams signs, that is not cheating, what this guy was doing was pointing a camera into the Sox dugout from a press area that he didn't have the credentials to be in. I guess maybe you can pick up the signs from Cora to his catcher/base coaches better? It doesn't seem to be that big of an advantage.

    If you can steal the pitch signs, then you really do have a great advantage, provided that you can communicate them quickly to the hitter. This is where the electronics comes in, they say he was "texting a lot" so if say, he was able to steal the sign from the dugout to the catcher, and then text it to the Astros and they can make some kind of noise to alert the batter, that would be a big deal.
     

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