Bob Costas explains the intricate system Houston Astros used to steal signs January 19, 2020 Tags:cnn, happening now, latest news Related Posts How to Build a Profitable Online Directory in 2018 (A Facebook Marketing "Hack") Collective twinflame reading with Angelina – June 3 Nike – Dream Crazy About The Author Glenn Jones 84 Comments Brody Harris Honestly, they were smart enough to decode the signs. Isnt that really just smart strategy? I mean damn. I feel like we put way too much weight on sports. Dont get me wrong I love sports and played them throughout my formative years. To me this is nothing more than getting a competitive edge. I know this will be unpopular. But it sounds like the other teams need to do a better job of disguising and changing their signs from inning to inning. One last thing, growing up if you happened to be the runner on 2nd you were always encouraged to try and read the catchers signs and tip off the batter with a counter sign of your own. This may seem taboo but every coach I ever had (and I played in different states all throughout my time playing at every level but Pro) and every friend/person I knew that played was also taught and encouraged beginning as young as Minor League Ball (10-12 yrs old) to try and decipher signs while on base to give your batter the edge. It doesn't necessarily make it right, but for me personally it makes the ancient game of baseball more fascinating and intense knowing the other team is trying to figure out your signs. Also, isnt that the whole point of using signs? Lol. To disguise what you are doing? Shouldn't those signs be as advanced and change frequently. My coaches always had different signals for the catcher and pitcher depending on the inning and situation. . January 18, 2020 Reply Brody Harris So did they ever reveal how they figured out the teams were involved in this 'cheating'. Or did I simply miss that part of the video? January 18, 2020 Reply sandra sanders WS trophy needs to be taken away.. if they could ban Pete Rose they need to do this. Same with the Red Sox. January 18, 2020 Reply Eddie Huff When I was on 2nd base and saw 1 finger from the catcher I always held out one finger. Pretty standard practice in American Legion league play. January 18, 2020 Reply John West this is an interesting story- I wish a trust worthy new source would cover it January 18, 2020 Reply LJ Man Astro's need to be strip of the title !Period!! January 18, 2020 Reply 1320crusier Astros got off with a slap on the wrist. January 18, 2020 Reply HTownFrank So 8 other teams were cheating also!? So why haven’t the other 8 been penalized in some way also? January 18, 2020 Reply International Harvester The Cheatos January 19, 2020 Reply Miguel Zambrano What about when the pitcher/ catcher change the sign? It is supposed to be a guessing game, and u were lucky when u were successful. Have a list of signs and make new ones to avoid it. Players go from team to team, and ii u keep using the same ones that is bad strategy. Poor managing! January 19, 2020 Reply Dave Gebo The 1919 Black Sox is a bad example. Players were kicked out of the league for what they did. Not in this case though. January 19, 2020 Reply Russell Bob Costas is completely unaware that there are people that don't watch baseball at all but would still find this whole thing interesting. It didn't even occur to him that he was asked to explain what a sign is. January 19, 2020 Reply Mike C The reward was worth the risk….they have World Series Rings!!!! Take the rings and championships away and that will be the deterrent!!! January 19, 2020 Reply brain smasher They're talking about baseball in January. Mission accomplished. January 19, 2020 Reply Matt Strader These assholes STILL feel compelled to bring up impeachment. January 19, 2020 Reply Devo Tom Ford Bob Costas thought that Micheal Johnson was the "worlds fastest man" hahaha January 19, 2020 Reply jamricsloe I can’t pretend to be shocked or surprised. The Patriots knew the defensive plays they were facing. January 19, 2020 Reply Lupe Benavidez So are the Astros syill the 2017 Champions i thought so January 19, 2020 Reply Edward Hopkins Start at 2:56 January 19, 2020 Reply beautiful4everr 55 If baseball uses technology… That shit would be so much more interesting id go to more games. January 19, 2020 Reply Jon Cates I really like his closing statement: "If you can't believe in the integrity of the competition, stop watching." I respect everyone's opinion, but am SO SO tired of people who just want to bitch and whine about all the things of which they disapprove! If you think sports is a lie… if you think it's all rigged… if you think everyone is cheating… no one is forcing you to watch. Always look to things that bring you enjoyment, my friends! 🙂 January 19, 2020 Reply Kenneth Bailey Ah bob , CNN ? January 19, 2020 Reply Jesse Amaya The World Series title should be token away January 19, 2020 Reply James They took a page Bill B. January 19, 2020 Reply L3_SPAMM Steroids are tit implants for men January 19, 2020 Reply Mine Strap Lol Houston is the second coming of Boston cheat to win 😂 patriots spied on everyone all thier championships should be stripped. I’m afraid to take a shower because the patriots might spy on me January 19, 2020 Reply Darius Trainer “Once the game starts don’t use technology in regard to sign stealing”…should that apply to replay cam? I get that it’s different aspects of the game, but I dunno if I care. Anyhow, this kind of cheating is in the game. It’s always been there. Investigate them all. You’ll find something everywhere. Punishments by management were too severe IMO. January 19, 2020 Reply Josh Fake news network January 19, 2020 Reply Mathew Franco This is an amazing story the reporting the facts it’s just mind blowing but the main thing to remember is Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself January 19, 2020 Reply MP4-27d They should all be kicked out of baseball. It doesn’t matter who knew or who didn’t. Kick them all out of baseball so all of baseball understands, if your teammates are cheating and you don’t do anything about it, you all swing! This crap is just a slap on the wrist. January 19, 2020 Reply Skinny WOW Definitely worth cheating win World Series get MVP for 5 million 💩 MLB💩 January 19, 2020 Reply J T bob, the hair dye aint workin January 19, 2020 Reply Laurie Williams Everyone is so pissed at houston, and they should be, but where was this outrage every single time tom brady did it? These players make much money because there suppose to b superstars. But are they really that good without cheating? Brady was only wild card game and he lost. Astros lost over 90 games, what, just 4 or 5 yrs ago. FUCK ALL you 25 million dollar bitches who claim to b all that, with ur gold chains and ur shirts unbuttoned with ur crooked hats. Cheating bastards. And if the red sox are guilty as well, i will never support you again in my life January 19, 2020 Reply Lucas Bob Costas is a Piece of sh*t January 19, 2020 Reply Lucas don't need an explanation, need proof. nice story but no proof January 19, 2020 Reply Lucas this is a bull shit conspiracy .. the NSA can spy on you January 19, 2020 Reply say what Why doesn't Bob discuss the disgusting pink eye he had at the Olympics ? January 19, 2020 Reply Rickey Bates If 8 others teams did it why are the Astros the only team that got in trouble? January 19, 2020 Reply Google User Fire all of them. January 19, 2020 Reply Hugh Jass FUCK CNN January 19, 2020 Reply tstryker03 The buzzers under the uniforms is a way bigger deal than some of the other stuff. January 19, 2020 Reply Gatorage CNN back at it again… "sending shock wave around the world" January 19, 2020 Reply Ronnie Epting Bob Costas is a real one, What the Astros did was awful especially under the circumstances as underdogs, but nonetheless, it's entertaining January 19, 2020 Reply Mark Burch Astros: they didn't take any superbowls away from the Patriots….sooooooo. January 19, 2020 Reply Mark Burch Every other team in baseball: glad we didn't hire Mike Fiers. January 19, 2020 Reply Mark Burch Wait…the Astros won??? WE MUST DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND! still not a peep about the red Sox January 19, 2020 Reply jcman240 Clown News Network can't even do a 10 min baseball interview without mentioning impeachment January 19, 2020 Reply Mark Burch Astros: get back to us when they take the home run records away from Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. January 19, 2020 Reply Mark Burch 8 other teams were doing it. January 19, 2020 Reply Mark Burch Astros: get back to us when Mike Fiers returns his ring and his game checks January 19, 2020 Reply Bardley B MLB fan here. Not. Happy. About. This. I can spend my money instead on a different sport. MLB, you better fix this. 1. No hall of fame for cheating players. Ever. 2. I want players punished: Suspensions. Fines. Baned for life. 3. Time for a new commisioner. This is, ultimaly, YOUR responsibility. They cheated against MY TEAM. I want every game they cheated in forfeited by Houston/Boston. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY DID AND WHEN THEY DID IT. Be HONEST. January 19, 2020 Reply Dark Star Baseball just got over the drugging scandals.Now it's signgate January 19, 2020 Reply Andrew Bova This is nothing! Just wait until we reveal to the world how the Chicago Cubs cheated to win the 2016 World Series… that will blow your minds people, just be patient! All of the dirty cocksuckers will end up losing their championship, can’t wait! January 19, 2020 Reply Pigalleycat Emanrésu Costas has a short memory. When McGwire hit 70, he openly talked about taking andro. That explained his Popeye biceps and forearms that kept getting bigger. It was only when testosterone and growth hormone and who knows what were being used, when a Bret Boone could all of a sudden have a MVP-like season, that it was obvious that not "everyone" was doing it. And we witnessed the long-term effects, such as Jason Giambi looking like a zombie junkie. MLB finally decided 1) it was cheating and 2) it was dangerous in the long term. This sign stealing scandal is not over. I've evidence of the '19 Astros using electric buzzers under the jerseys. I think the players should pay fines and serve suspensions, it's not like they can't afford it. The player's union should not be hypocritical, and it's obvious that the owners don't want their stars off the field for ANY length of time. January 19, 2020 Reply Dao Tran Every time the Houston Astros come into your town to play everyone needs to boo the hell out of them!! For every game January 19, 2020 Reply Ken Baker Bob Costas is nobody to give his opinion! He hates southern teams! He didn’t like it when the Rockets won their first championship and his look he had on his face showed it! January 19, 2020 Reply Mikel Collins Cnn definitely knows about cheating and lieing January 19, 2020 Reply Karlie Kray Baseball is so boring, do yourself a favor and watch some hockey instead. January 19, 2020 Reply deztroyer76 Digging the 1/4 zip under a sport coat look. January 19, 2020 Reply Justin Chapman Neither person who was fired started the program? Then who started the program and what is their punishment? January 19, 2020 Reply chewee2k Bob Costas is an opinionated asshole. The media would be better off without him. January 19, 2020 Reply Albert Noriega Lol strong my ass , it just got personal player to player astros broke the unwritten rule beyond January 19, 2020 Reply Sam White Really well put by Costas “…it’s about the integrity of the competition” January 19, 2020 Reply Chris 247 All the materials to be one hell of a good movie lol January 19, 2020 Reply 2110devildog CNN fake news BS. January 19, 2020 Reply lonecrapshooter67 Steal signs on Bob Gibson back in the day and he'd whistle a fastball upside your head. January 19, 2020 Reply Scott Qualls If every team has the replay monitor that has the same game feed that everyone sees…it's.just a matter of teams upset someone used it first…not that they were actually cheating. January 19, 2020 Reply Douglas Gray Let it be proclaimed that the Astros World Series title for that year is null and void; Congrats to the Los Angeles Dodgers! Was is the legal basis for saying the Title cannot be vacated. Many individual athletes have had medals revoked. January 19, 2020 Reply William Crothers Such an effective scheme, that they managed to lose all three home games against the Dodgers in the World Series. 🤷♂️ Wow #WayToGoGuys January 19, 2020 Reply Robert Christian Keep the Astros and the Red Sox out of the playoffs for the next five years. Period. Set An Example!!! January 19, 2020 Reply Albert Noriega Fuck yeah i have a feeling rose is getting in now !!! Thanks astros January 19, 2020 Reply Doug Young They will just get better at cheating January 19, 2020 Reply Darryl Hoagland THE FALL OF SPORTS IS HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES… NOW US NERDS CAN REALLY TAKE CHARGE!!!!!. LOL. January 19, 2020 Reply Joralemon Virgincreche Bob Costas should just let his hair go gray or white – he's 67 ffs. January 19, 2020 Reply Richard Gladstone Love Bob Costas work. Great talent. January 19, 2020 Reply Steve D Sounds like you are saying “remove the monitors from the dugouts.” January 19, 2020 Reply 1977TA This just confirms my suspicions that all sports are not honest. They are nothing but cash collecting operations to make everyone involved rich fat cats. Just like the WWE, all sports outcomes are predetermined. Have you ever noticed in NFL games how one team dominates the first half then in the second half that same team just gives up yardage and allows the other team to get back in the game just so it can become a nail-bitter that comes down to either a field goal or a touchdown? How do kickers that have high percentage completing field goals miss at certain times or kick lousy punts that give the other team perfect field position? The 49ers seemingly destroyed the Packers in their week 12 meeting 8-37. I have a feeling that was by design so the Packers could go into the NFC championship as underdogs then carry out an orchestrated upset victory over the highly favorite to win 49ers. I can already see the game playing out now and I know just what they're gonna do. Gamblers have always bet on sports and this is one of the reasons the outcomes are fixed. I don't trust any of them. Bob Costas said it best. We should stop watching. January 19, 2020 Reply tim marks Once a great game is falling…. January 19, 2020 Reply FPG Matthew If only Bob knew how athletic the people in WWE are nowadays January 19, 2020 Reply Michael David C'mon man, Pete Rose was a frickin' saint when comparing the satanic actions of the Astros. MLB should publicly apologize to Rose immediately. January 19, 2020 Reply rmmst49 We need penalties to all 8 teams and players. January 19, 2020 Reply ayftb so anyone tht has been following this story since november know tht they did a pretty crappy job covering this. a few mess ups and just incorrect information January 19, 2020 Reply Kevin Reily Funny how the PATRIOTS were just caught again recently but NOTHING ever happens to them. At least Baseball believes in justice. January 19, 2020 Reply C CR They don't suspend players because players are who the fans come to see. And fans .. viewers = money January 19, 2020 Reply J Casey If only the pitcher and catcher had smartphones this wouldn't be an issue. 😉 January 19, 2020 Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.