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Yankees' Tanaka feels cheated out of 2017 World Series

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By MARK DIDTLER

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BTW here's one sleuthing fan who figured out the sign-stealing and tweeted about it back in Nov 2019:

https://twitter.com/Jomboy_/status/1194348775965437952

When O'Brien read in The Athletic's report that a banging sound could be heard from the Astros' dugout whenever a changeup signal was given by an opposing team's catcher, he quickly began scouring the MLB.TV archives. He was far from the only one to track down Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar's now-infamous 2017 appearance in Houston, but within two hours, O'Brien had pulled the video demonstrating the banging, added his voice-over commentary, and tweeted it out.

During MLB's three-month investigation, the public scrutiny was unprecedented, a baseball scandal -- itself about technology -- unfolding in real time, with more incriminating evidence seemingly uncovered on Twitter by the hour. Not just fans and journalists but players -- and league officials -- noticed.

The internet's social media sleuthing skills played a crucial role in shaping the investigation, dramatically reducing the time the league needed to comb through video for evidence, league sources tell ESPN. While the activity online shot a jolt of adrenaline into the baseball fan community, it was also helping to shape MLB's first uniquely 21st-century scandal.

Lol, how the internet helped crack the Astros' sign-stealing case

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wow, bit of a stretch when the score is 2-1. If the Yankees had scored more runs they would have won. you can't blame a lack of runs on sign stealing. nice try Ma-kun

On the other side of the coin, would the Astros had scored those 2 runs if their batters didn't steal the catcher's signs?

Sore losers, AROD and Rogers Clement did cheat with drugs

A lot of players were cheating then though - pretty much all the teams had some players on PEDs

That's why no team feels cheated - clean players feel cheated, but no team feels cheated since they all had some PED players

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Sore losers, AROD and Rogers Clement did cheat with drugs

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The score would have been 0-1 if they Ass-cheats wouldn’t have stolen signs.

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wow, bit of a stretch when the score is 2-1. If the Yankees had scored more runs they would have won. you can't blame a lack of runs on sign stealing. nice try Ma-kun

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He's right and the cheating went on last year too. Houston*Asterisks.

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