in

Astros Scandal: Jose Altuve Sensitive After Social Media Uniform Bombshell

Is Jose Altuve a cheat and a scoundrel?



Houston Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve is showing us his shy and sensitive sides. Perhaps you heard about some of the wild information circling parts of social media. Moreover, a suspect photo emerged Thursday of Altuve appearing to wear a buzzer device under his uniform in the 2017 World Series.

The backstory is important. First, someone claiming to be the niece of Carlos Beltran emerged in the wake of his dismissal. That person – who the family said is not kin – says that Altuve and Alex Bregman among others have worn the device under their uniforms.

Then, a tweet emerged of Altuve appearing to hit a walk off home run and telling his teammates not to rip his jersey off.

From there, footage came out of Aluve hitting the 2019 ALCS walk-off home run off Aroldis Chapman. Following the home run, he scurried into the dugout to change into a t-shirt while his teammates celebrated on the field.

Next, when Ken Rosenthal asks Altuve why he did this; he said that his wife doesn’t like him having his jersey ripped off. Also, he says he is shy.

WATCH: More reaction to Altuve allegations

Soon thereafter, super agent Scott Boras came to the defense of his client with this statement.

“[Altuve] has never been involved in any information with the use of an electronic device that is triggered during the course of the game. Fans need to keep in mind that there are a lot of players who are in the spider web, but they are not the black widow just because they are a member of the team or the league.’’

Of course, that is the response you would expect from Altuve’s agent.

Still, players around the league like Tommy Pham and others tweeted the tweets above which appear to be suspect. What say you Dodgers Nation? After reviewing all the content, do you think Altuve was wearing electronics? Let us know in the comments below.

NEXT: Dodgers, MLB Teams Fear Punishment if They Speak Out Against Astros Ruling

Written by Staff Writer

Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. We have to believe them we the deny it don’t we? Like AJ Hinch when he denied the rumors at the press conference and laughed in his denial. This whole new possible electronic aspect of these cheaters is of course very huge if true but how about these reporters asking the Houston and Red Sox players or any players from any team tough questions. Questions such as how many pitches were you pre informed of when did you first partake and when was the last pitch you were informed of? We could go on and on with questions that are NOT in any MLB report. MLB doesn’t want us to know.

      • Clint
        Your not holding back your feelings or thoughts on this subject I gotta love it.Dodgersnation.com Definatly is standing for free speech.The commish
        Manfred seems to want to stifle free speech. He should have done way more
        In the form of punishment.

  2. Who cares how? The fact is they did cheat. Altuve now has to deal with the fact he longer has any credibility and that anything he says will be – and should be – met with skepticism. He’s not alone though – the whole gang in Houston faces the same.

    BTW, wouldn’t you just feel great with Boras as a character reference and defending your honesty? I can’t stop laughing …

    • Until proven otherwise, I say he’s innocent, but if proven, I’ll be the first guy at the hanging. Let’s not make up another witch hunt people. Leave the witch hunts to sleazy politicians and Democrats.

      • Ha! Only sleazy politician is at the top, and cheating and lying are his favorite pastimes. Just like his replikkkon ass kissers.

      • Facts witnesses and evidence isn’t a witch hunt id hate to break it to you. It’s stunning how some people don’t see the shocking similarities between Trump and the Astros. Baseball really does imitate the real world like the old saying goes

      • Manfred reflects the senate. Wants to protect and do damage control for the sake of the country in this case (mlb) as if America has never survived an impeachment or scandal or in this case as if mlb has never survived scandal and distrust before. Baseball reflects life always

      • Facts witnesses and evidence isn’t a witch hunt id hate to break it to you. It’s stunning how some people don’t see the shocking similarities between Trump and the Astros. Baseball really does imitate the real world like the old saying goes.
        Manfred reflects the senate. Wants to protect and do damage control for the sake of the country in this case (mlb) as if America has never survived an impeachment or scandal or in this case as if mlb has never survived scandal and distrust before. Baseball reflects life always

      • Ralph … Innocent of what? OK the buzzer thing is a bit over the top but so what? We’ll never know to what depths Houston went so anything we think is fair game. Altuve knew – or should have known – the sign stealing crossed the line and, as a leader in clubhouse, didn’t say or do anything about it. Please. He’s either a cheater, ignorant, or a wimp – there’s no fourth possibility. Houston players won, smugly pranced about, and cashed their winners bonuses. They deserve every bit of criticism they get.

      • There’s clear evidence he cheated. The trash can banging was during his at bats. They’re not communicating signals if the other person doesn’t understand the message.

  3. My question is for Rosenthal. Ken, what was the reason you asked that question in the first place? Curiosity, Rumor and/or Suspicion?

  4. During the season, most of the Astros were not shy about running off at the mouth during interviews or hamming it up for the cameras or vehemently denying surfacing allegations of cheating or actually expressing disdain for cheating. But shy about having a jersey ripped off because his wife does not like his jerseys ripped off? Whether true or not, this entire “cheating scandal” is getting curious-er and curious-er. I cannot wait to see what PR strategies are employed as the truth continues to seep out and social media remains ablaze. Its my understanding that Astros Fan Fest is coming up …….I want to see how questions are handled…..Popcorn anyone?

  5. Altuve is a pathetic little man.

    No, NOT body shaming him at all. It’s not because his physical stature. It’s because his CHARACTER is so small as to be almost nonexistent. His truthfulness is nonexistent. Very sad.

  6. What’s next for the high tech Astros cheaters? How about micro chip brain implants? After all they don’t want to be caught with something as unsophisticated as buzzers right? At this point, I’m wondering if anything is out of bounds for these guys.

  7. I do believe Altuve is involved of course he’s going to deny it and so is his agent but all the people are all the players that were involved need to be out of baseball for good

  8. Jose Altuve is shy. Isn’t that sweet! Shy about being outed as cheater. I used to admire the guy as an overachiever, a little guy who could bang the ball like a big guy. But now I just look at him as one of many sellouts in an elaborate and systematic cheating scheme. I think his MVP award should be taken away along with the Astros 2018 title. This thing just gets getting deeper and deeper. It’s amazing how totally immersed in cheating these guys were and probably still are. How much money or Fame does it take to sell your soul? If they weren’t baseball players, they’d probably be drug dealers, or some other kind of criminals. Corruption comes way too easy for them.

  9. I hope this isn’t true, but the facts WILL come out eventually. Really sad situation for Dodger fans (and I’m one) to be cheated out of a title because of the Astros actions, and for all of baseball period.

  10. Of course they cheated but, I don’t blame the Astros as much as I blame MLB. I’d like to think I’m an honest guy(maybe not) with good morals. But..if I was a player and could make a lot more $ with sign stealing or steroids I probably would. How could baseball not know.. 1) that this was going on 2) if they didn’t know (hard to believe), how could they not just assume this was a possibility with new cameras, technology etc.

    • Really? You don’t hold the players completely to blame? Guys that make millions or, at the very least, hundreds of thousands to play a game that many of us play for free because it’s fun? I’d like to think your attitude is in the minority but maybe not …

  11. There should be absolutely no doubt from anyone that Altuve was wearing a buzzer when he ended the ALCS based on his ridiculously foolish excuse as there are tons of shirtless pictures of him on the internet which include his personal vacation pictures.

    Whom are we to believe, our own eyes or his lying lips. Give us a break – he is forever tainted as a cheater. Lets see how him and Bregman do this year without cheating…if they actually stop.

    • Let’s see how they all do. Everyone talks about Altuve and Bregman because of their odd interviews over the years but let’s not leave the stutterer off the hook or the racist pineapple head or big mouth Reddick or Korean looking Carlos etc

    • Let’s see how they all do. Everyone talks about Altuve and Bregman because of their odd interviews over the years but let’s not leave the stutterer off the hook or the raclst pineapple head or big mouth Reddick or Korean looking Carlos etc

  12. These conclusions are circumstance BUT……….that wife explanation is SO VERY weak it does support the speculation………….

  13. Is it just my imagination? In the video of Altuve coming home after his LCS winning HR asking that his jersey not be ripped off, did anyone else notice something on his right front under his jersey when he was tugging at it? It looks very suspicious to me!!!!

  14. Glad to see others calling for Manfred to go.

    Why? The logical reason is he has grossly mishandled his job as commissioner. Sending out a couple memos to only the team GM’s is supposed to remove responsibility for his negligence in this cheating scandal? When there have been other issues they will appoint a “special” representative. In 2015 Billy Beane was appointed a “ambassador for inclusion” by MLB and went around visiting teams to discuss inclusion/LGBTQ issues with players. Isn’t cheating at least that important?

    If maintaining the integrity of the game isn’t the most important, or one of the most important, jobs of the commissioner, then what is? Maybe his only job is making sure the billionaire owners stay removed from any wrong doing. Anyway, the commissioner should of had enforcement representatives from MLB in each dugout during games either all the time, or at least showing up for surprise inspections – especially after allegations of cheating by opposing teams were be made all over. With hindsight being 20/20, why aren’t knowledgeable former ball players reviewing game footage? At some point someone would notice the “trash can banging” we all heard on replays, right?

    Manfred has done none of that. Players aren’t punished. Houston still has a trophy and the $60 million in profit (actually, $55 million – there was a $$5 million fine).

    Maybe they should go all in to make MLB even more like professional wrestling. Encourage them to have colorful nicknames and modify their uniform. No more world series rings – how about a big, gaudy belt for each winning player?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0