Cody Bellinger takes shot at Astros, Red Sox over sign stealing allegations
The Los Angeles Dodgers were arguably hurt more by alleged sign stealing from the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox than any other team. The Dodgers were on the wrong end of the 2017 World Series against Houston, and a year later, they lost the 2018 series to the Red Sox.
With that in mind, star outfielder Cody Bellinger couldn’t help but point out that the Dodgers were playing by the rules during their two World Series defeats.
“Honestly, we’re curious to see what happens,” Bellinger said Sunday regarding the impending punishments, via Alden Gonzalez of ESPN. “It sucks, man. We were close, but we did it the right way.”
You can understand why Bellinger is a little aggrieved. The Astros’ alleged 2017 sign stealing operation has been well documented, and may have helped Houston beat the Dodgers that year. We recently learned the Red Sox allegedly had their own operation in 2018, though it should be noted that it wasn’t happening during the playoffs when they would have met the Dodgers.
Ultimately, the Dodgers came very close, especially in 2017, but couldn’t seal the deal. Bellinger’s pride is understandable, but that sting won’t go away just because there may have been cheating taking pace on the part of their opponents. It’s teams like the Dodgers, however, that will really want to see the league come down on both of these teams if significant wrongdoing is found.
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