Cheating Astro's

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Post by Smok44 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:50 pm

I hope MLB hammers them

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Post by kwebber » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 am

You're intentionally baiting the retard.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:24 am

We'll need a 2/3rds vote from the House to confirm that.

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Post by Smok44 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:56 am

kwebber wrote:
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You're intentionally baiting the retard.
Now that they lost The Retard is no longer a fan. His infant mind is too busy playing ask a know it all anything about oil and find Waldo in Google Maps.
The Astro's cheating is pretty blatant. I don't see how they'll get out of this one
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Post by Smok44 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:04 pm

MLB commissioner says punishments could be severe in sign-stealing scandal


https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/281 ... ng-scandal
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Post by FSchmertz » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:56 pm

Smok44 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:04 pm
MLB commissioner says punishments could be severe in sign-stealing scandal


https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/281 ... ng-scandal
Why's he sporting a hard hat and safety vest?

Preparing the burial equipment for the penalty phase?

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Post by Smok44 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:30 pm

FSchmertz wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Smok44 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:04 pm
MLB commissioner says punishments could be severe in sign-stealing scandal


https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/281 ... ng-scandal
Why's he sporting a hard hat and safety vest?

Preparing the burial equipment for the penalty phase?
Maybe WTC was drilling him for oil out in the field
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Post by Smok44 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:10 pm

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Post by FSchmertz » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:56 pm

I wonder if the penalties will be limited to just the Astros (and Red Sox).

Plenty of folks undoubtedly knew what was going on, and have since gone elsewhere. The Mets manager, for instance.

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Post by B-Tender » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 pm

FSchmertz wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:56 pm
I wonder if the penalties will be limited to just the Astros (and Red Sox).

Plenty of folks undoubtedly knew what was going on, and have since gone elsewhere. The Mets manager, for instance.
I think this goes on more often than not in MLB.

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Post by Smok44 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:09 pm

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/284 ... ded-1-year

Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for one year after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to cheat during its World Series-winning 2017 season, sources familiar with the punishment tell ESPN.

Additionally, MLB will fine the Astros $5 million and take away their first- and second-round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts, sources tell Passan.

Watch out Red Sox, you're up next!

How bout them Astro's now Retard? :lol:
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Post by B-Tender » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:12 pm

Ouch.

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Post by WestTexasCrude » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:14 pm

B-Tender wrote:
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Ouch.
Oh, it got a lot worse later. Astros fired the coach and GM hours later.
Middle of Frickin Nowhere

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Post by Smok44 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:22 pm

Got what they deserved :D :lol: :clappingyellow:

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/284 ... n-stealing

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch were fired by owner Jim Crane on Monday after Major League Baseball's announcement of discipline in the sign-stealing scandal.

A league investigation confirmed the Astros had cheated by using a camera-based sign-stealing system during the regular season and playoffs of their World Series-winning 2017 season.

Luhnow and Hinch were suspended for the 2020 season, but Crane said the team wanted to go beyond that ruling.

"We need to move forward with a clean slate," he said.
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Post by beagleboy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:37 pm

A lot of owners are supposedly pissed the punishment was so light. Seems several want the ownership forced to sell and players suspended. Seems many think the punishment should have been to hurt the franchise long term by a significant amount - not for a few weeks.

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Post by Biker » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:08 pm

Alex Cora will get two years

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Post by FSchmertz » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 pm

Biker wrote:
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Alex Cora will get two years
Maybe even more.

The one that got away appears to be Beltran. Though he's going to go through the NY media gauntlet for a good long while, unless he wins a whole lot :P

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Post by Biker » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:26 pm

FSchmertz wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 pm
Biker wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:08 pm
Alex Cora will get two years
Maybe even more.

The one that got away appears to be Beltran. Though he's going to go through the NY media gauntlet for a good long while, unless he wins a whole lot :P
Dont remind me. Ive never been a big Beltran fan to begin with

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Post by Smok44 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:58 pm

Dodger Fans want the Houston Asterisk's to give back the trophy and vacate their championship season

https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/ ... feel-empty
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Post by Smok44 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:59 pm

Jim Crane: Astros players may issue 'strong statement' of apology for cheating scandal

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports ... 993510.php
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Post by Smok44 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:20 pm

He's got a strong case, I hope he wins millions

Ex-MLB Pitcher Mike Bolsinger Files Suit Claiming Sign Stealing Ended His Career
Bolsinger gave up four earned runs to the Astros in his last major-league outing


https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/ ... ton-astros
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Post by spudoc » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:20 am

Smok44 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:20 pm
He's got a strong case, I hope he wins millions

Ex-MLB Pitcher Mike Bolsinger Files Suit Claiming Sign Stealing Ended His Career
Bolsinger gave up four earned runs to the Astros in his last major-league outing


https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/ ... ton-astros
He really doesn’t. Pitchers don’t have careers ended because of one bad outing. He had ample opportunities to make his case to stay in the majors but didn’t impress over the long term. The fact that he did well in Japan says more about the talent level of Japanese baseball than about his ability to pitch in the majors

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Post by CHEEZY17 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:17 pm

Now, more than ever, fuck the Astros and fuck Verlander.
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Post by Smok44 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:14 pm

Good at cheating, bad at apologizing: The Astros humiliate themselves again

https://sports.yahoo.com/good-at-cheati ... 56921.html

The Houston Astros are good at cheating — it helped them win the 2017 World Series, after all.

The Houston Astros are not good at apologies — they at first vehemently denied, then acknowledged, then fired people after Sports Illustrated reported in November that an executive bizarrely taunted female reporters after a good performance from a relief pitcher who had previously been suspended 75 games due to domestic violence.

So maybe we should have predicted Thursday down in Florida. As spring training kicked off, the Astros were going to make their public statements — an apology, even — for stealing signs in an effort to cheat and win the 2017 World Series.

And, boy, the Astros delivered in the kind of clumsy, ridiculous, nonsensical fashion we’ve come to know and expect.

“Our opinion is that this didn’t impact the game,” owner Jim Crane said. “We had a good team. We won the World Series and we’ll leave it at that.”

Ah, no, we won’t leave it at that.

Start with this: If the cheating didn’t impact the game, then what were Crane and the Astros apologizing for?

“We broke the rules,” Crane said. “You can phrase that any way you want.”

Well, they have rules against things that impact the game. And using a secret video feed to decipher what pitch is coming is certainly both against the rules and something that impacts, quite dramatically, the game.

Or put it this way, if the Astros didn’t believe stealing signs impacted the game, then why did they steal the signs? For fun?

“It’s hard to say how it impacted the game, if it impacted the game,” Crane said later in the news conference.

Well, Jim Crane, how about we find out?

If it doesn’t really impact the game, or it’s “hard to say” how it impacts the game, then this season the Astros should begin informing opposing batters what pitch is coming so we can find out that it doesn’t impact the game. Rather than have the catcher signal to the pitcher, he should just scream it out for all to hear.

“Four-seam fastball, up and in.”

“Here comes the change …”

Though Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said sign-stealing efforts didn't impact the game, his players — like ace Justin Verlander — likely wouldn't go for a plan to yell out pitch selections for opposing batters to hear. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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It ought to be fun watching how this doesn't impact the game. And then, when advanced analytics people crunch the numbers, ol’ Jim Crane can do a victory lap with proof that he knows more about what impacts a baseball game than all the players and managers who have ever played or managed a baseball game.

So go ahead there, Jim Crane, you own the joint. Tell them to give it a go. It wouldn’t impact a thing. Right?

Crane is correct about one thing. Houston had a good team that season. Just how good the Astros would have been if they hadn't been stealing signs, no one will ever know. That’s one of the greatest impacts on the organization and its players. Maybe Houston deserved the World Series that year. No one will ever believe it, though — other than Jim Crane (perhaps) and rabid Astros fans.

Here’s who also had a good team. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost in Game 7 of the World Series to Houston. The New York Yankees, who lost in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series to Houston.

You think one stolen sign doesn’t matter? In a razor-thin World Series where Houston won Game 5 by a 13-12 score in 10 innings? One at-bat — one single off an offspeed pitch the hitter knew he could sit on — goes the other way in either game and maybe it’s the Dodgers who win the 2017 World Series.

Crane went on to place all the blame on now-fired manager A.J. Hinch and fired general manager Jeff Luhnow. The players, he believes, are faultless.

“Our players should not be punished,” Crane said. “These are a great group of guys who did not receive proper guidance from their leaders.”

Jim Crane thinks his players are idiots apparently. So dumb they didn’t even know that getting tipped off to what pitch was coming was against the rules of a game they’ve played their entire life.

That’s kind of humiliating to hear from your boss, but whatever.

These are the Houston Astros. Self-inflicted humiliation is what they truly do best.

Let’s just leave it at that.
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Post by spudoc » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:33 pm

CHEEZY17 wrote:
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Now, more than ever, fuck the Astros and fuck Verlander.
Don't be mad at Verlander because the Tigers had the best roster in baseball for 3-4 years and couldn't get it done.
And it's not like Verlander won a bunch of World Series games for the Astros.

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