Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:13 pm

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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:18 pm

Damn. Yelich going full Braun up in here! Let's see if I can get my first twitter ban!
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:19 pm

calm down Christian, you'd think he accused you of faking a rainout with a response like that
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby abmillis » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:25 pm

Man, Yu has been as diplomatic as possible with this whole thing, and Yelich goes and pulls that.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:51 pm


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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby UMFan83 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:19 pm

Randomly lashing out publicly in response to a non-accusation is totally something an innocent person does right?

Very Trumpian, which should play well with his fan base
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Brian » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:58 pm

I didn't actually believe Yelich/Brewers were doing anything until that tweet. That's basically a confession.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Bote McBoteface » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:34 am

UMFan83 wrote:Randomly lashing out publicly in response to a non-accusation is totally something an innocent person does right?

Very Trumpian, which should play well with his fan base



Yeah...Ive got 8 years or so of mid-high stakes poker experience and that right there is the most obvious tell that Ive ever seen.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:35 am

Bote McBoteface wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Randomly lashing out publicly in response to a non-accusation is totally something an innocent person does right?

Very Trumpian, which should play well with his fan base



Yeah...Ive got 8 years or so of mid-high stakes poker experience and that right there is the most obvious tell that Ive ever seen.

We'll have to talk shop sometime.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Andy » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:39 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Oh boy


Fun fact, the 2019 Brewers went 10-for-53 against Yu Darvish. Maybe you could use a little help.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Bertz » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:12 am



A week ago I assumed their punishment was gonna be in the neighborhood of the Cards' hacking scandal. A few days ago I wondered if we might see similar to the Braves' IFA scandal. Now? I wonder if that might be the floor.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:14 am

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/statuses/1195873535681544192

A week ago I assumed their punishment was gonna be in the neighborhood of the Cards' hacking scandal. A few days ago I wondered if we might see similar to the Braves' IFA scandal. Now? I wonder if that might be the floor.

Yeah this is bad, I think they gotta come down with something big. Lost draft picks/IFA $, a significant fine, possible player suspensions if they can prove which guys really were in on it, and coach and FO suspensions and bans should all be on the table.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Bertz » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:28 pm



Goldstein is not just some red shirt who's famous on baseball internet, he's the director of pro scouting
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby stitchface » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:17 pm

and not very bright if he sent this in emails.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Regular Show » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:40 pm



Sean Doolittle just continues being awesome. Totally agree on new preventative measures to remove this stain from the game (hopefully forever).
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:54 pm

Why would you have some nerd hauling basically a big ass TV around instead of just using a damn laptop?
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:30 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Why would you have some nerd hauling basically a big ass TV around instead of just using a damn laptop?

I’m not overly tech savvy, but maybe it was easier to get the video to a TV vs laptop off the camera they had set up? It looks like the TV was hard wired (wires hanging down from the ceiling) vs having to use WiFi or something from the camera to a laptop. Also maybe they felt they needed a bigger screen to get a better look at the catcher signals vs like a 12” laptop screen?
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:38 am

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Sammy Sofa wrote:Why would you have some nerd hauling basically a big ass TV around instead of just using a damn laptop?

I’m not overly tech savvy, but maybe it was easier to get the video to a TV vs laptop off the camera they had set up? It looks like the TV was hard wired (wires hanging down from the ceiling) vs having to use WiFi or something from the camera to a laptop. Also maybe they felt they needed a bigger screen to get a better look at the catcher signals vs like a 12” laptop screen?


I think it's more likely that they were too dumb to pull off what they they were trying to do without getting caught. Like, it's so hilariously high and low tech at the same time. There's no way they HAD to use a monstroso monitor or TV for this.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

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Sammy Sofa wrote:
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Sammy Sofa wrote:Why would you have some nerd hauling basically a big ass TV around instead of just using a damn laptop?

I’m not overly tech savvy, but maybe it was easier to get the video to a TV vs laptop off the camera they had set up? It looks like the TV was hard wired (wires hanging down from the ceiling) vs having to use WiFi or something from the camera to a laptop. Also maybe they felt they needed a bigger screen to get a better look at the catcher signals vs like a 12” laptop screen?


I think it's more likely that they were too dumb to pull off what they they were trying to do without getting caught. Like, it's so hilariously high and low tech at the same time. There's no way they HAD to use a monstroso monitor or TV for this.

Yeah that too. Smart enough to be able to decipher the signs, but too dumb (or arrogant) to carry it out in a way that was smart/hidden.
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:48 am

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Sammy Sofa wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:I’m not overly tech savvy, but maybe it was easier to get the video to a TV vs laptop off the camera they had set up? It looks like the TV was hard wired (wires hanging down from the ceiling) vs having to use WiFi or something from the camera to a laptop. Also maybe they felt they needed a bigger screen to get a better look at the catcher signals vs like a 12” laptop screen?


I think it's more likely that they were too dumb to pull off what they they were trying to do without getting caught. Like, it's so hilariously high and low tech at the same time. There's no way they HAD to use a monstroso monitor or TV for this.

Yeah that too. Smart enough to be able to decipher the signs, but too dumb (or arrogant) to carry it out in a way that was smart/hidden.


"We're going to set up an elaborate camera relay to steal signs, and then execute it via whacking a trash can and hanging up a horsefeathering towel and hope that one intern doesn't trip and drop the monitor!"
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Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:19 am

no pressure on the astros good hitters next season
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