Right now, the biggest story in sports is the cheating scandal (or sign-stealing) in regards to the Houston Astros.
Therefore, the internet has gone back and conducted an audit. For instance, take Jomboy on twitter. Here we have a collection of videos that ‘Jomboy’ has compiled for your viewing pleasure.
Now, what you are listening for should be made clear. Notably, a loud ‘bang’ from dugout can be heard clearly on these 0-2 home run pitches from 2017:
haha listen to this one. Springer homers on an 0-2 pitch pic.twitter.com/FZ6eT6Ikwf
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) November 13, 2019
Remember, the Houston Astros won the World Series title in 2017 in a seven game epic over the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the scandal broke on Tuesday when former starting pitcher Mike Fiers spoke with The Athletic MLB.
Here is what Fiers has to say about what went down in the past:
“I just want the game to be cleaned up a little bit because there are guys who are losing their jobs because they’re going in there not knowing,” Fiers said in the story. “Young guys getting hit around in the first couple of innings starting a game, and then they get sent down. It’s (B.S.) on that end. It’s ruining jobs for younger guys. The guys who know are more prepared. But most people don’t. That’s why I told my team. We had a lot of young guys with Detroit [in 2018] trying to make a name and establish themselves. I wanted to help them out and say, ‘Hey, this stuff really does go on. Just be prepared.’”
Then, Fiers added the following:
“That’s not playing the game the right way,” Fiers said in the story. “They were advanced and willing to go above and beyond to win.”
Therefore, one wonders if Fiers will turn in his championship ring and any endorsements he received while playing for a World Championship team in 2017. We are only kidding, Mike.
For now, enjoy this video evidence. Without question, it’s sure to mount in the weeks and months to come as baseball launches an investigation on Houston.