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MLB: White Sox Pitcher Suggests Astros Cheating Again, Why MLB Needs a Dodgers Astros World Series

Once cheaters always cheaters? White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera seems to believe that the Houston Astros could be back to their sign-stealing ways.

Tepera, who retired all six batters he faced in Chicago’s 12-6 Game 3 win over Houston, implied after the game that the Astros may have stolen signs during the two games played at Minute Made Park.

“Yeah. It is what it is. They’ve obviously had a reputation of doing some sketchy stuff over there,” Tepera said. “It’s just, we can say that it’s a little bit of a difference. I think you saw the swings and misses tonight compared to, you know, the first two games at Minute Maid. But that’s not really the story, you know? We come here to play. We’re going to compete. We’re not going to worry about what they’re going to do.”

The numbers do indicate that the Southsiders’ relievers were able to generate more swing and miss at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field, but are the splits enough to suggest that another cheating scandal is brewing in Houston? We discuss the likelihood of the Astros engaging in nefarious, sign-stealing methods after the fallout of the 2017 scandal that rocked MLB and how the league should act if they suspect that something is going on.

Plus, why the Dodgers vs. the Astros is the World Series that baseball needs!

WATCH: Astros Cheating Again? White Sox Pitcher Suggest So, Why MLB Needs a Dodgers-Astros World Series!

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  1. I don’t believe it, but it was worth it before, so it wouldn’t be a surprise.
    The only thing damaged was their image. Their image is already damaged, so there’s nothing to lose.
    Sponsored by Rob Manfred.

  2. After tonight’s inept display by the Dodger offense, waiting a well pitched 7 innings by Scherzer, there will be no Dodger_Astro WS this year. Dodgers showed how tough it is to repeat. For all intents and purposes this NLDS for the Dodgers is over after losing the critical game 3 in a best of 5, meaning Dodgrrs would have to go back to SF for a game 5 against Webb. Game over.

    1. Paul, a little over-reaction. Yes tonight’s offensive performance didn’t cut it. Tomorrow is another game.

      Dodgers were down 3-1 to the Braves last year and got it done. It ain’t over until it is. Am I happy? Nope. But I won’t stop watching and rooting until it’s over.

  3. Dodgerfan4life, I won’t stop watching either because honestly the Dodgers can’t be as bad offensively tomorrow as they were tonight. I guess I’m disappointed because I too thought game 2 would sort of carry over and in no way did I expect the Dodger hitters to make Wood look like Cy Young out there. Yes, I recall Dodgers being down 3 to 1 against the Braves but some timely offense and good pitching carried them to victory. But the hitting or lack of that we saw tonight is concerning. But Roberts has nothing to lose if he does start Buehler but WE MUST SCORE TO WIN The pitching will no doubt do their part. I do agree that if it weren’t for that strong wind blowing that a few balls Dodgers hit would have gone out under normal conditions Taylor and Lux hit Homer’s without that wind blowing from left to right.

    1. Paul, all valid points. No argument at all. It’s just as it has been all season for the Giants. They are using Voodoo! How else can you explain all the flukey things that have brought them to this point?

      Oh well, we turn the page and hopefully come out fighting tomorrow.

  4. How is the same team of older guys smacking homers with so little effort, how does Chris Bryant snap 3 bats and one was at the knob ,I sound like a crazy conspiracy therioust but it seems like they are using loaded bats , The Dodgers aren’t even my team but something has looked strange all year

    1. or maybe they AREN’T cheating and it’s the entirely revamped coaching staff with new batting instructors. The Giants are taking a different approach than in the past, hunting fastballs, improving release angles, drawing more walks, patient, grinding. with SF, it’s a team effort, everyone’s in. I get why teams that try to buy pennants would be frustrated with SF’s success but cheating likely isn’t the cause.

  5. Nice photo of the Astros showing off the rings the Dodgers really won. The cheaters had a chance to recover their honor by confessing, asking for forgiveness and returning all the rings, banners, pennants, etc. Baseball would have forgiven them for the mistake, but they didn’t. Anytime in the future the question will always be – Did they cheat again?

    1. William, this is my point exactly. It’s simply this single biggest baseball travesty that there are absolutely no repercussions to the proven transgressions! They got off Scott free. The players should have been permanently banned from baseball for life. Title stripped and name stricken from the recordbooks! I’d feel the same way had it been the hated Giants who it happened to!

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