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Phillies accused of stealing signs


http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2009/11/dodgers_third-base_coach_larry.html

 

I'm sure you have heard that Larry Bowa said he has heard other teams calling the Phillies cheaters, that they steal signs.  I have not seen evidence of this (pictorially), so the glove doesn't fit yet (yes I made a bad OJ pun there).  However this is a concern, and I might question my fanhood to the Phillies if this turns out to be true.  It is against the spirit of the game (even if it is there historically, even if it was in The Shot Heard 'Round the World).  This to me would equate what the Yankees have been doing for years, trying to buy a championship.  Not the hard way, like last year for the Phils.

However, it has not been mentioned that the Yankees were constantly going to the mound in the ALCS.  I remember that they pulled a 5 minute stall tactic by having the catcher go to the mound, coach, throwing to first, catcher going to mound numerous times to get to Mariano Rivera - before a pitch was thrown.  Plus other times trying going to the mound in the same at bat.  In Anaheim, there is no center field seats, there is the rock pile, where some media sit.  Only seats to left and right of center.  Honestly, it was sick, I really hope MLB makes a rule for number of times a catcher or fielder can visit the mound, much like coaches and managers.



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