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Report: Astros tried to get second person near Indians’ dugout after getting caught

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The Houston Astros have been accused of some shady antics during the postseason this year, and it sounds as if getting caught trying to cheat may not have been enough to get them to stop what they were doing.

A report form the Metro on Tuesday stated that security at Fenway Park removed a man claiming to be an Astros employee from the media credentialed area next to the Red Sox dugout in Game 1 of the ALCS. Red Sox security had reportedly been warned about the man after some suspicious activity in Houston’s ALDS series against the Cleveland Indians.

According to the latest, which comes from Tom Withers of The Associated Press, the Astros attempted to get a second man next to Cleveland’s dugout during Game 3 of the ALDS after the first person who was accused of taking illegal photographs was removed. The second person attempted to gain access the field photographer’s pit but was denied.

The Red Sox have seemingly been suspicious of similar activity from the Astros throughout the ALCS, as their catchers have been using multiple signs even with the bases empty to avoid having their signs stolen. Umpires also examined the glove of Houston’s catcher during Game 1, presumably to check for foreign substances.

Teams are always suspicious of sign-stealing and similar activity, but there seems to be even more paranoia in series involving the Astros this postseason.


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