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ALCS: Astros Ruin Sanctity of Baseball, Apparently Caught Stealing Signs

So, it turns out that the Houston Astros are big, fat cheaters. That’s right, folks, you heard it here.

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ALCS: Astros Ruin Sanctity of Baseball, Apparently Caught Stealing Signs


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So, it turns out that the Houston Astros are big, fat cheaters. That’s right, folks, you heard it here. The Houston Cheaters have ruined the sanctity of baseball and in all honesty, the MLB should force them to forfeit this series and then be banned from the league for the next two seasons.

If we don’t do this, then what will we tell our children? That cheating is okay? That you aren’t trying if you aren’t cheating? I, for one, do not want to live in a world where this is how we operate.

The Astros were caught cheating in Game 1. Hate to see that. https://t.co/oeQX3GZYiB pic.twitter.com/GBOQJEaxPS— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) October 16, 2018

Here are the facts. During Game 3 of the ALDS, the Cleveland Indians discovered a man taking photos of their dugout, most likely to steal signs. This man, whose name I will not mention, was removed from Game 3, and it was hoped that that would be the last we would hear from him…

We were wrong. The Indians apparently warned the Red Sox about this incredibly illegal behavior, and in Game 1 of the ALCS, the cheaters were discovered again. The same man was discovered taking pictures and stealing signs from the Red Sox dugout!

While this man is not officially an Astro’s employee, his now deleted Instagram account has shown him with Jim Crane and in front of a private plane owned by the Astros and Jim Crane’s companies. Pretty suspicious if you ask me.

As a Red Sox fan and a fan of all New England sports, I think I can say this with quite a lot of moral authority: CHEATING IS BAD. I don’t care who you are, don’t cheat. It’s wrong, insulting, and unfair to the other teams who are clearly doing nothing wrong and never break any rules.

#BREAKING: MLB clears Houston Astros of cheating after reports of photographing during postseasonhttps://t.co/4gTDxSjmWI— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) October 17, 2018

The MLB announced that they will not be punishing the Astros, but did send a warning to the teams. This is not enough. We cannot tolerate this in this league, and especially in the postseason. I demand Ted Wells, and an investigation that costs the same amount of money that it would cost to end world hunger.

A 90s baby from New England, Chris currently resides in Indiana attending Indiana University for grad school. An unabashed New England sports fan, you will find Chris in equal measures criticizing and praising his team. When not developing hot takes Chris can be seen on the stage in various theatrical productions.

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