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Ben Zobrist Responds to Yasmani Grandal’s Accusations of Sign Stealing

May 25, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) tags out Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce (32) at home plate as Bruce attempts to stretch a triple into a home run in the fourth inning during a MLB game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After game two of the NLCS, Dodgers’ catcher Yasmani Grandal accused the Chicago Cubs of stealing signs. Grandal specifically named Cubs’ second baseman Ben Zobrist and said that he had Dodgers’ signs.

Regardless if Grandal’s claim is true or not, baseball teams are going to try to steal signs. It’s just a part of the game. As long as it’s not against the rules, teams are going to try to do it. It’s up to the Dodgers to make sure their signs aren’t easily figured out.

“Did we know Zobrist had the signs and was doing something for it? Yeah, we did…”

Zobrist denied the accusations in a tweet that he sent out on Monday.

However Zobrist did admit to ESPN’s Jayson Stark that he has tried to steal signs before, but has been unsuccessful so far.

“I’ve tried [to steal signs] before, but it’s never worked out.”

Zobrist didn’t seem to take offense to the accusation, and joked around a bit when talking about it.

Roberts’ view of stealing signs mirrors ex-Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who said nearly the same thing after the St. Louis Cardinals were accused of stealing signs during the 2014 playoffs.

With two tense games so far, these little kinds of back-and-forth banter should add to an already exciting series.

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Written by David Ochoa

David is a Los Angeles native and avid sports fan as well as a writer. He also cohosts "After the Whistle" sports radio show on Golden Eagle Radio at Cal State Los Angeles University. Follow him on Twitter. @DaviddddEO

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