Here’s the pitch: In the 2017 season, the Houston Astros used TV cameras to steal signs from opposing team’s catchers, and communicate the signs to their hitters in real-time by banging on a trash can. It sounds kinda stupid, but it’s a big deal. The Houston Astros won the World Series in 2017, due in no small part to their cheating.
We put this story together with a little help from our friends at
- The Washington Post
- Baseball Bits on YouTube
- Jomboy on YouTube
- The Athletic, which is the site that broke the story, and it’s written by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich
- New York Times