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Astros hear boos, confiscate fan’s sign in first spring training game since cheating scandal

Astros hear boos, confiscate fan's sign in first spring training game since cheating scandal

Real live baseball returned this weekend as spring training games started across Arizona and Florida. Yeah, Cactus League and Grapefruit League games are meaningless in the standings, but it’s baseball, and spring games are fun in their own way.  The Houston Astros opened their exhibition schedule Saturday night against the Washington …

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Astros’ Reddick tells of death threats to his children over cheating scandal | Sport

On the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team’s sign-stealing scandal, union head Tony Clark said safety had become an issue for some of his members. “There are undoubtedly concerns out there based on some of the …

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France call Welsh claims of cheating in scrum ‘a childish attack’ | Sport

The entente between France and Wales has turned distinctly uncordiale before Saturday’s meeting between the sides in Cardiff. The hosts fired the first shot by accusing Les Bleus of cheating in the scrums and the Six Nations leaders responded by calling them childish. The Wales loosehead prop Wyn Jones used …

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Should Astros players fear for their safety after the cheating scandal? | Sport

The Houston Astros have been punished, but has justice truly been served? That’s the big question hovering around Major League Baseball as commissioner Rob Manfred makes a futile attempt to move on from one of the biggest scandals in league history. Soon, Astros hitters, many of whom were part of …

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War of words over Astros cheating scandal now involves partial tattoo | Sport

The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team’s sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity – from accusations of illiteracy to claims about a player’s partial tattoo. Yes, really. And spring training is only a few days old. Imagine what things might …

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Astros owner: our cheating did not impact games … but maybe it did | Sport

Houston Astros players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve said on Thursday the team is sorry for the sign-stealing scheme that led to the firing of their manager and general manager. However, the Astros’ owner believes the team’s cheating did not deliver them their World Series title in 2017. CBS Sports …

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Washington Nationals warned about Houston Astros cheating before World Series: report

Washington Nationals warned about Houston Astros cheating before World Series: report

The Washington Nationals reportedly were warned about the Houston Astros stealing signs ahead of their World Series matchup. Rumors that the Astros were trying to gain some comeuppance through illicit means began to get louder after the Nationals won the National League Championship Series, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, detailing the …

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‘Dark Arts’ and ‘Codebreaker’: The Origins of the Houston Astros Cheating Scheme

‘Dark Arts’ and ‘Codebreaker’: The Origins of the Houston Astros Cheating Scheme

On Sept. 22, 2016, an intern in the Houston Astros organization showed general manager Jeff Luhnow a PowerPoint presentation that featured the latest creation by the team’s high-tech front office: an Excel-based application programmed with an algorithm that could decode the opposing catchers’ signs. It was called “Codebreaker.” This was …

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AJ Hinch reveals why he failed to stop Astros cheating

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HOUSTON – As baseball players, including those who were participants in the 2017–18 Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, return to spring training ballfields next week, former Houston manager AJ Hinch will be home for the first time in 24 springs. He is here because on Jan. 13, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred banned …

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