Well look what we have here. The Houston Astros have been accused of cheating by the Cleveland Indians. Reports say that an employee of the Astros named Kyle McLaughlin tried to film inside the Cleveland Indians dugout during Game 3 of the ALDS. Cleveland was so concerned, they even notified the Red Sox about this plot. Evil bastards.
Anyway, during Game 1 of the ALCS, McLaughlin was caught and removed by Fenway Park security after he appeared to be taking a video of the Sox during the game from the media-credential area. He had credentials on him, but claimed he was an employee of the Astros. All he was a small camera and was seen texting away. Security was tipped off by the Cleveland Indians, who caught McLaughlin in Game 3 doing the same thing; both times he was asked to leave.
ESPN reports that this douche was just making sure that the Red Sox weren’t playing outside of the rules. BUT, it gets funnier the more you hear about these ass hats from Houston. The Oakland Athletics suspected the Astros of stealing signs in a series in late August. The fucking Dodgers in last years’ World Series reported the same shit too! Oakland reported that McLaughlin would read the teams’ signs, send it over to the Astros, which would in turn be used for later on in that same game.
The old saying goes, “if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.”
Maybe Coach Belichick took it to heart and now Astros manager A.J. Hinch is his padawan or something. Look, the Red Sox aren’t really complaining, and they shouldn’t be after they were caught sign stealing with Apple Watches in the dugout. But on the biggest level? Jesus Christ. The Astros aren’t too smart right now and seem like they need every advantage they can get being down 1-2, even though they have multiple all-star players and a kick ass stud in Altuve. But I guess cheating is more prevalent now. Let’s just hope both teams are playing fair the rest of the way and the winner isn’t a complete fraud. I have my eye on both these cheating squads.