The old elephant in the room of Major League Baseball has reared its ugly head once again: cheating. More specifically, sign stealing. Cheating and baseball have a long marriage. The 1951 New York Giants, in fact, won maybe the most famous pennant in baseball history by illegally stealing signs.
Technology, however, has changed sign stealing from an old baseball tradition into something more like a large-scale fraud. On January 13, 2020, Major League Baseball completed its investigation of an illegal sign stealing scheme by the Houston Astros—an investigation that it has called the most extensive investigation in […]