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Trevor Bauer Accusing the Astros of Cheating

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by mikol13, May 1, 2018.

  1. DOYG86

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    **** that bitch Tyler.
     
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    I made it through page 1, I can't handle the rest right now.

    Bauer wishes he was an Astro. That's my take from this.
     
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    Bauer looks like a douche honestly.
     
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    Does this mean we have to put an asterisk next to our World Series title? ;)
     
  6. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    No, but the Indians get to add a Co-World Series Champs banner.
     
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    Well this is interesting... Scroll up to read results.



     
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    A guy that pitches for a team that previously employed (and routinely celebrates) noted ball doctor Gaylord Perry probably shouldn't be working his cock holster so hard on the subject.

    1948, chump.
     
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    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

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    Tried to warn you guys yesterday!!!! This Tyler is on to us... and so to for his cronnie Harold.

     
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    Bauer added to his name...
     
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    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Didn't the Astros employ 2 cheating pitchers less than 20 years ago?
     
  15. DOYG86

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    stfu bitch.
     
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    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    You're 37 years old working on 17. Try harder :D
     
  17. RockFanFirst

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    How many baseballs get used in an average MLB game...if true, wouldn't it be easy to find a sticky baseball somewhere at any given game? Should be easy to tell which ones were doctored and which ones have pine tar on them from being batted.

    It's garbage that he basically called out Morton, Cole, and JV like that. He and Cole were even teammates at UCLA. You'd think players would kind of look out for their own, but this d-bag doesn't apparently.
     
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    Yep, but I don't recall any of them self-righteously accusing the White Sox of doctoring the ball the year after not winning the World Series.
     
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    I expect the Indians to produce buckets of "sticky" balls when they meet ala the Mets and their buckets of "scuffed" balls circa 1986.
     
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    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/...-no-comment-after-his-own-spin-rate-improves/

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    DOUBLE TAKE.

    What? Come again?

    So that looks like his average fastball spin rate jumped in just the first inning last start nearly 300 rpm and he offers up a "no comment" after going on a several-hundred word explanation about the use of pine tar?

    Read the tea leaves here. Tuesday on Twitter, Bauer was saying over and over he's done research and could prove spin rate on fastballs increased upwards of 300 rpm when using pine tar. All of this after he improved his own spin rate by 200-300 RPM the day before in the first inning of his start against the Rangers.

    One could reasonably wonder if he used pine tar in the first inning just to prove himself right.

    This would be Bauer to a T for anyone who has been paying attention these last few years. Why wouldn't he want to show us instead of just telling us? And he's so sure that he's right. It makes total sense that he would do this and then let everyone notice and just throw out a "no comment" instead of admitting he did it. He can't flat-out admit it. Hell, he just somewhat even compared it to PED usage.

    Don't expect the discussion to die down anytime soon. Everyone is talking about it. MLB surely will have internal discussions on dealing with pitchers using foreign substances and we might even see a crackdown in the coming weeks.


    In the near term, Bauer is lined up to face the Astros in Houston on May 18. Unless there's a rotation shakeup, injury or postponement before then, that's a pretty juicy matchup for everyone to look forward to.
     
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