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They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

Posted on: August 10, 2011 3:14 pm
 
Another day, another baseball team found guilty of cheating.

And by found guilty, I mean accused of cheating. Because let's be honest: That's all it takes anymore. If you're accused of cheating, well, it's like you did it. Now the onus is on you, Toronto Blue Jays, to prove you've not been cheating with some dude in white in center field. Just like the onus is on you, Milwaukee Brewers, to prove you've not been cheating with the lights in your scoreboard.

(The lights are not twinkling! I know Art, and thanks for noticing.)

Sorry. Love that movie.

But I hate these accusations, because they put the burden of proof on the accused -- and in the case of the accusation against Toronto, they were put there by some anonymous cowards on an unnamed American League team. New rule: If you're going to accuse another team of cheating, then put your name to it. Otherwise, shaddup.

Kudos to Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, I guess, for having the guts to accuse publicly the Brewers of cheating. But shame on him for just throwing it out there, like it's factual. If it's factual, La Russa, prove it.

Otherwise, shaddup.




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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:12 pm
 

They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

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Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:20 am
 

They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

oops I did what you did got my facts wrong it was 2008 and 2010 by colorado and the mets



Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:16 am
 

They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

It did get written about the Phillies in 2009 .... So darling get the facts straight.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:47 am
 

They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

Good article Doyle.  Its nice to see someone has some common sense.



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:24 am
 

They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

We can now all assume that Bautista has tested clean of any steroid use now that other teams and the media are looking for another reason for his ability to hit homeruns.  Makes me wonder what kind of idiots sportswriters are to come up with such a far-reaching story.  Soon, there will be a story of bionic eyes as that is what it would take for this story to be true.  And if it was true, I wish the Blue Jays would stop doing it as, barely over .500 at home and on the road, it doesn't seem to be helping them much.  They need to find another way to win.



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:30 pm
 

They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

Doyel, I can't believe it. That's two articles in a row that I have liked your angle. This is getting too eerie....

Back to the Jays though, I couldn't agree more. Even if the "man in a white shirt" was sitting in the CF stands, how the hell would he read a catcher's fingers? That's right.. he CAN"T from 400 freaking feet away! 



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:05 pm
 

They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

The chick from ESPN came up with this shite story and she didn't even talk to anybody from the Jays so she could, you know actually hear all sides in this dumb story, like the one guy said here, it was obviously a slow news day and she had to come up with something or she wouldn't get paid lol



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:18 pm
 

They're cheating, MLB team? Prove it. Or shut up.

Who care.  So what if they are stealing signs.  If you don't want to other team to steal your signs then do what nfl teams do.  Make more complicated signs and change them more often. 


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