The Houston Astros cheating scandal that rocked baseball will forever be looked at as a stain on the game of baseball. It forever changed how fans view that 2017 World Series and Dodgers fans have had a very hard time letting it go. Given that they stole away a title, that’s understandable.
But even though all of that time has passed and many of the players from that team have moved on, fans and players are not done talking about it. That would include former Dodgers outfielder Steven Souza Jr, who got into it with fans on Twitter about the scandal.
Souza responded to a fan that had said the Astros’ Jose Altuve was his least favorite player in baseball. He added that there were some really good people playing for Houston, and responded with this little gem when someone brought up the cheating.
“I know you don’t wanna hear this but those Astro guys are actually some really good human beings over there. …I’m not going to get into all that but you should know that if you think Houston was the only team with a sign-stealing system you’re dead wrong.”
The good news for Dodgers fans is that Souza later added that he wasn’t necessarily talking about teams that he had played on. That doesn’t completely clean their name, but it does instill at least a little bit of confidence in their integrity.
Still, the fact that a current player said that more than half of the teams in baseball are cheating is significant. The league is doing what it can to crack down on sign-stealing, including adding devices for pitchers and catchers to communicate. But it’s only a matter of time before some teams are motivated to find a way around it.
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