Baseball has work to do to restore integrity



January 22, 2020 - 9:26 AM

There’s a fine line between gamesmanship and outright cheating in sports.

Members of the Houston Astros not only crossed that line; they practically obliterated it by using video technology to steal signs and gain an unfair advantage on their way to a World Series victory.

Major League Baseball found in 2017 and 2018 Astros players and coaches used illicit electronics to steal signs from the opposing catcher and relay them to their own batters by using such means as banging on a plastic trash can with a bat.

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