The Yankees may have been on to something.
The Bombers complained about some sketchy whistling coming from the Astros’ dugout during Game 1 of the ALCS. Houston has since been accused of stealing signs at Minute Maid Park using a camera feed from center field and a monitor in the tunnel leading to the dugout.
Now, there appears to be video of whistling from the ALCS, thanks to internet baseball sleuth @Jomboy. though this sequence comes from Game 2 of the series.
Multiple long whistles can be heard during Aledmys Diaz’s at-bat in the bottom of the ninth against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, which ended in a walk. The Yankees’ complaints focused on Game 1, and it’s unclear if they thought the issues continued throughout the series.
“It made me laugh because it’s ridiculous,” Astros managed A.J. Hinch said during the series, which his team won in six games. “Had I known that it would take something like that to set off the Yankees or any other team, we would have practiced it in spring training, because apparently it works even when it doesn’t happen.”
While the Yankees went on to win Game 1 by a 7-0 score, they were definitely irked by what they…