For now, the fate of the Houston Astros’ organization remains undefined. Recently, things began to get higher and deeper for Houston when a leaked e-mail from 2017 detailed a front office executive encouraging scouts to steal sings.
Now, there’s more. Surely, it’s a rumor; but it reads well enough to fit the story for my eyes until proven otherwise.
First off – the story is a firsthand account from Pantone 294 CEO – otherwise known as ‘alexuur’ on Twitter. Indeed, it’s about the 2017 World Series when the Astros were at the peak of their sign-stealing madness. Equally important, they may have cheated the Dodgers out of the first World Championship since 1988. Here’s how the story goes.
Furthermore, two tweets from Pantone 294’s Alex detail a story he tells from a Cuban dinner with former Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Yasiel Puig.
Allegedly – Puig said that during the 2017 World Series – he and Cody Bellinger heard the infamous whistling throughout a game. What’s more, Bellinger actually commented to Puig on the strange noises.
“What the f— man, do you hear that?” Puig said to Bellinger.
Right now, the story goes that the Astros also used a garbage can in the home dugout to bang on when certain signs were stolen. Take a look at the video evidence of the Astros hooting and hollering.
While this is merely a tweet from the owner and CEO Pantone 294, certainly the visuals help to verify Puig’s story.
Finally, one thing I always loved about Puig was his honesty. Not only can I hear him telling this story, but I can hear him saying that ‘the whole team knew the Astros were cheaters but what they gonna do mannn’.
Simply put, it doesn’t get any more Puig than that. Obviously, more details are going to find their way to the mainstream. While that happens, we will be here to document anything involving the Dodgers.