Chicago Cubs: MLB camera scandal implicates an NL Central rival

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 27: The main scoreboard in centerfield is seen after a game between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 27, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 27: The main scoreboard in centerfield is seen after a game between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 27, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: Teams take measures assuming the worst

Aside from what the Cubs reportedly did when in Milwaukee, another story reports that in the 2019 World Series the Washington Nationals were so concerned about sign stealing that they took extreme countermeasures.

According to the article, the Nats had five different sets of signs for each pitcher and would switch those sets of signs at irregular intervals to upset any effort to steal signs.  Think about that. There were eleven pitchers on the Nats World Series roster. That comes to 55 different sets of signs.  The Enigma machine couldn’t have been more complicated.

Now, of course, there’s been a lot of talk about this kind of thing for decades. Nonetheless, it seems there’s nothing some teams or players won’t do to get that added edge in order to win.  Fingers are being pointed by everyone at everyone now.  The Brewers insinuated that the Dodgers were stealing signs in 2018.

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The Camera Gate scandal won’t rise to the level of the PED scandal of the mid-to-late 2000s.  MLB needs to address it all the same but it is fun to talk about when we get weary from all the trade speculation.

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