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Dodgers Accused of Cheating by Unnamed Member of Red Sox

The relationship between the Dodgers and Astros is one the entire league knows can get ugly, very ugly. And it might have just gotten worse thanks to some unfaceted tips from an anonymous Red Sox player.

This past weekend, the Dodgers backlash from fans over rumors surrounding the 2018 World Series team. According to Evan Drellich’s book, “Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball’s Brightest Minds Created Sports’ Biggest Mess, an unnamed member of the Boston Red Sox (which was another team, mind you, that was caught up in cheating accusations at the time) shared his two cents on the LA organization (Per Chad Finn and Alex Speier of the Boston Globe):

“The Dodgers have always been the thing that bothers me the most. Because they’re the biggest cheaters in the whole [expletive] industry. … They were doing it against us in the ‘18 World Series. They got caught by Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball did nothing.”

But this was simply a claim in the book that was backed up by zero evidence or proof. Additionally, more details about the growing situation were discovered and shared on Twitter:

Social media users immediately sided with the anonymous player and used anything they could to paint the Dodgers out to be the villain.

But you can’t forget that in 2019, Drellich, a columnist with The Athletic and the author of the book that seemed to be “exposing the Dodgers,” was the one that helped break the news of the Astros 2017 World Series cheating scandal in the first place. He and Ken Rosenthal were the ones that chronicled the investigation and discovered the nitty gritty details that led to the Astros being in deep trouble.

Ultimately, the Astros were punished by the MLB themselves and if they want to go looking into the 2018 World Series and the Dodgers involvement, go ahead. But there seems to be absolutely no proof just a few unprecedented claims from someone who doesn’t even want to share his name.

With spring training camp opening this week, the front office will certainly face questions about these allegations.

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Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.


  1. Can you be anymore bias? The story was good until your BIAS got involved at the very end. Talking about DON’T go looking there’s nothing to find. What kind of statement is that? Sounds like you’re trying to cover something up because you don’t know that for sure.

  2. Sounds like something maybe one Alex Cora would say since he was also on that Houston Cheaters team that got caught “banging the drum!”

  3. Oh no, another “Up and Coming” using unidentified sources…Unless you can give us a name,IT JUST SOME HACK TRYING TO BE SOMEBODY…poor way to start a career….It’s kinda like that joke….Why are todays newspapers so thin…BECAUSE THEY USED TO PRINT BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY…..

  4. Why the anonymous tip. If you have the gall to make an accusation back it up and don’t hide behind anonymity.

  5. About a dozen players have already came out on widespread cheating back then. If MLB investigated every team there would have been a lot of teams in trouble. A bad look for MLB. Much easier to put it on one team. The Astros took the bullet for MLB.

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