The Astros may have inadvertently revealed the inner workings of their alleged sign-stealing operation. And you can see it by purchasing their 2017 World Series video.
According to a clip posted by Jomboy Media on Twitter, the Astros had a monitor, table, chair and trash can in a hallway just outside the dugout. The clip shows the possible work station set up right next to the garbage can.
There appears to be seed or peanut shells all over the floor, suggesting someone was sitting there for an extended period of time. There was also a power strip to plug in electronics. It was also close enough to the field, given the open-air setup, for the sound to make its way to the field, and there were towels hung to block any view of the setup.
It’s the latest evidence of the Astros’ alleged cheating after pitcher Mike Fiers accused his former team of illegally stealing signs, leading MLB to launch an investigation into the matter. The Athletic reported that someone would hit a bat against a garbage can to inform teammates if an off-speed pitch was coming.