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Friday, June 5, 2020

Is this the Astros whistling the Yankees complained about in playoffs?

Astros Whistling

This week’s report about the Houston Astros’ alleged cheating in 2017 has led more and more to come out about potential wrongdoing by the club.

Numerous videos have emerged that appear to show the Astros cheating in 2017 by stealing signs. On Thursday, a report shared the way the Astros would relay stolen signs when it was too loud to hear banging sounds.

These kinds of allegations have resulted in people combing through video looking for more evidence to confirm the reports and allegations. Another such video emerged on Thursday thanks to Jomboy Media on Twitter.

This video is from Game 2 of the ALCS this year in Houston and appears to show some unnaturally loud whistling. You can hear it in the video:

The loud whistling came on an Aroldis Chapman offspeed pitch. The Astros’ system was based on making noise when an offspeed pitch was coming.

During the ALCS, a report said the Yankees believed the Astros were stealing signs and communicating them via whistles. Astros manager AJ Hinch dismissed the allegations and said they made him laugh.

The Astros are investigating the reports in conjunction with MLB.

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