“The Astros Weren’t the Only Team”- Boston Red Sox Star Makes a Shocking Claim on Houston Astros Scandal in 2017

Published 04/06/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
Oct 15, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) is congratulated by shortstop Carlos Correa (1) after hitting a game tying two run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning in game one of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 season of Major League Baseball will forever be remembered for the works of the Houston Astros. Even after five years of the incident, baseball fans still haven’t forgiven the Astros for what they did from their locker room.

Just when the 2022 MLB season is about to start, the Astros scandal has become a talking point after a former Astros player admitted that their 2017 World Series title is tainted. However, a Boston Red Sox star has made a shocking claim on the same incident.

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Notably, with the help of sign-stealing, the Houston Astros went on to win the World Series title in the 2017 season.

Chris Sale believes the Houston Astros weren’t the only team using sign-stealing

The Astros sign-stealing scandal has taken a new turn after the recent comments of the Red Sox pitcher, Chris Sale. The Houston Astros were found guilty of their cheating in the 2017 season. There is no question about it. But, the Red Sox pitcher thinks that the Astros weren’t the only team who used sign-stealing.

Oct 19, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) and third base coach Carlos Febles (52) separate manger Alex Cora from home plate umpire Laz Diaz during the third inning of game four of the 2021 ALCS against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY SportsportingNewsb

Chris Sale also expressed his opinions on the ongoing Astros scandal row. According to Fox Sports, Sale said, if the Astros were the only team then they should return their title back. 

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“If the Astros were the only team doing it, then yeah, give it back, take it back. I know for a fact they weren’t,” Cris Sale said.

Earlier in March, the New York Yankees general manager, Brian Cashman, blamed the Astros for the title drought in the Bronx. Notably, in the 2017 season, the Astros cruised past the Yankees in ALCS to win their World Series.

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When talking about the Yankees, they are yet to win any world series title after their 2009 season. While teams like, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, and even their arch-rivals, Boston Red Sox have managed to win the prestigious title.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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