Dodgers Respond To Latest Astros Cheating Scandal Update
The Dodgers responded to the latest Astros cheating scandal update this week.
On Thursday, news emerged that Houston may have been using buzzers under their uniforms to pass signals regarding pitches back and forth.
Although that remains uncorroborated at this stage, the rest of their rule breaking has been officially confirmed by the league.
This past Monday, commissioner Rob Manfred came out and implicated the Astros in a far-reaching operation that involved signal stealing dating back to their 2017 World Series season.
That year, they defeated the Dodgers for the title.
Needless to say, various Dodgers players had plenty to say on Thursday in response to the latest developments.
For the sake of the game I Hope this isn’t true.. if true, there needs to be major consequences to the players. That Completely ruins the integrity of the game!!!
— Cody Bellinger (@Cody_Bellinger) January 16, 2020
National League MVP Cody Bellinger noted that while he hoped the most recent cheating allegations were not true, if they were, the players involved should face “major consequences.”
“For the sake of the game I Hope this isn’t true.. if true, there needs to be major consequences to the players. That Completely ruins the integrity of the game,” he tweeted out.
His teammate, pitcher Alex Wood, agreed with that sentiment.
“I would rather face a player that was taking steroids than face a player that knew every pitch that was coming,” he said.
Wood also seemed irritated with the lack of punishment for many of the players involved in the cheating scandal.
“The fact that there hasn’t been any consequences to any players up to this point is wild,” he wrote.
The league suspended Astros skipper AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow for a year over the rule breaking that occurred. However, it refrained from penalizing any of the players involved.
It remains to be seen whether that will change in light of the new allegations.