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David Ortiz: Sign-stealing chaos much to do about nothing

Rob Bradford
September 13, 2017 - 7:44 pm

David Ortiz has only been watching from afar -- his home in Miami, to be exact. But he knows what the deal is.

When asked about the recent controversy between the Red Sox and Yankees involving stealing signs, Ortiz was very pointed in his opinion on the matter. (For more on the story, click here.)

"I saw that. I'm like, 'What's going on here?' I've got to tell you right now. I don't know what happened, but it is what it is, man," Ortiz told at the introduction of his partnership with Eastern Bank. "I don't want to dig into it too much, but you know everybody does whatever it takes to win ballgames. It's up to you if you want to let them. This sign-stealing thing … People always steal signs, left and right. That's something that's pretty much part of the game. When we're playing and you see the catcher go and talk 20 times to the pitcher, why do you think they do that? It's because of the sign-stealing. Cut out the BS and let's go out and play baseball."

The ruling by Major League Baseball was expected to come down soon, and certainly before the end of the regular season.


Michael S. Schmidt on OMF - Yankees think Sox cheated them out of wins 9-6-17

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