The Houston Astros Are Being Accused Of Cheating, Again, With Claims Of Whistling On Certain Pitches

The Houston Astros Are Being Accused Of Cheating Whistling Pitches

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  • The Houston Astros are once again being accused of cheating while batting, making it the second time accusations have been tossed their way during the 2021 MLB playoffs.
  • Similar to what the Yankees accused the Astros of doing in 2019, fans have noticed that there has been whistling on certain pitches that the Astros hit well.
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After cheating their way to a World Series win in 2017 and making another World Series in 2018, it’s going to be awhile before people stop looking for signs that the Houston Astros haven’t changed their ways.

After all, the punishments handed down by Major League Baseball’s spineless commissioner Rob Manfred for illegally stealing signs for at least two seasons was nothing more than a slap on the wrist. So why would they stop if it means winning another World Series and benefiting from all that comes with it?

Not that the Astros are still cheating. They might be. They might not. Regardless of what they are doing or not doing, they are under a microscope wielded by both fans as well as MLB players.

Related: White Sox Reliever Implies Astros Were Stealing Signs During Two Home Playoff Games

The latest accusations about the Astros possibly cheating while hitting gained some steam after Houston mollywhopped the Boston Red Sox the past two nights, 9 to 2 and 9 to 1, after being soundly defeated by Boston in the two previous games.

And once again, as it was during the 2019 American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros are being accused of using whistles to communicate what pitches are coming to their hitters.

Listen for the whistles just prior to two of the Astros’ home runs on Wednesday night.

The Astros were also accused of using whistles to communicate what pitches were coming during their 2017 World Series championship run.

Thursday morning, 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich Show delved even deeper into the conspiracy.

Meanwhile, just prior to the top of the sixth inning Wednesday night, Joe Buck pointed out, “There was a lot of conversation going into the bottom of the fifth and more conversation before the top of the sixth with the umpiring crew. We think we know what they were looking at. There was a light shining out in center field at the top of the green fence area on the center field wall.”

Maybe both teams are cheating. It’s not like the Boston Red Sox and their manager Alex Cora haven’t done their fair share of it as well in recent years.

Related: MLB Commissioner Once Again Shows Zero Spine As Red Sox Sign-Stealing Punishment Is Complete Weak Sauce

Go (whoever wins the National League Championship Series)!