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01-21-2020 01:21 PM

The Boston Red Sox have been my favorite team all of my life. Most of that time they were not much to brag about. Perennial second division dwellers, with their share of superstars. I saw some of the greatest players in history play at Fenway. In those days you could get into the bleachers for $1.50 and inhale all the pot smoke for nothing. Now they are trying to be like professional wrestling. Any personnel involved in this scandal should be severely punished. Stealing signs by on field players has been going on forever, but transmitting the info electronically should be stopped. This is after all a kids game and kids should learn something from it.

-- Mike, Massachusetts


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#1 posted 01-21-2020 01:54 PM

Ditto all of that. And I am a jersey boy.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#2 posted 01-21-2020 02:00 PM

I agree and hope they investigate the players. They were involved and used the information.

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#3 posted 01-21-2020 02:07 PM

Not direct to the Sox, but Carlos Beltran getting implicated and stepping down in NY was quite a shock. I am (was?) a fan, don’t know what to think. More will come out in the coming months, that’s for sure.

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#4 posted 01-21-2020 02:17 PM

It’s not a game for kids anymore though. Its a major money making business that trickles down to so many levels. Across the street from my gym is a high tech sports training facility for KIDS. Seriously they specialize in baseball and soccer with tons of high tech equipment and trainers. I see kids that haven’t even hit puberty yet out doing conditioning and strength drills.

Its just a win at all costs mentality anymore. I never played much baseball when i was younger but lived and breathed football. Our coach pushed us hard…like super hard…but always preached honor and fair play. As a safety if i got a monster hit i always made sure the other dude was ok…help him up and if his eyeballs were on crooked wave the trainer over.

Sorry I went off on a tangent. This just hit sore spot with modern sports. Parents already push their kids too hard. When i had knee surgery a couple years ago the PT place i went to had more high school athletes there than i thought possible. All rehabing knees, shoulders, or elbows. Now we see professional franchises cheating just to win and that message, if not severely punished, will trickle down to younger players.

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#5 posted 01-21-2020 02:32 PM

“Any personnel involved in this scandal should be severely punished”. Does that include all the players that knew about it as well as the players that participated? I grew up playing baseball, this is all really sad for me.

I’m a life long Tigers fan. I know, I know all about their lousy record of lately. All I can say is “draft picks”. Unfortunately the Tigers are bound for another top pick next year too. Oh well, I guess you aren’t a real fan unless you stick with them when they are lousy. The Lions, well that is a different story.

-- Daniel, Pontiac, MI

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#6 posted 01-21-2020 02:32 PM

When I heard that players were wearing buzzers under their shirts I was like really?

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#7 posted 01-21-2020 02:54 PM

Sansoo22 is right. The only times its a kids game is when I play with mine in the back yard. As soon as they get in organized sports it stops being a kids game. And kids do learn something from this. There’s money to be made at all levels and if you cheat and don’t get caught you get much more money.

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#8 posted 01-21-2020 03:58 PM

I think they all do it ( cheat ). Some just get caught. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 01-21-2020 05:24 PM

One Idea I heard was have the “buzzer thing between the pitcher and catcher”, and there will be no sign stealing.

-- Daniel, Pontiac, MI

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#10 posted 01-21-2020 06:03 PM

Electronics to prevent electronics, I like it.

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#11 posted 01-21-2020 11:49 PM

Since this came out players have recounted their experiences dealing with this issue. I can recall big name pitchers being unduly upset with the opposition’s reaction to his offerings. Chris Sale threw at a player and yelled something about signs. One team had fans with different color tee shirts to send the sign. Hell of a way to teach children values. I hope they clean house!

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#12 posted 01-23-2020 08:04 AM

I gave up on these overpaid idgits the same year they decided to give up on America. Players strike, like I should join hands with these overpaid fools.

So I find it funny that people are now upset that they cheat. Shakes head…......Moseys along his way.

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