If there is one club that can claim to be victims of Major League Baseball’s sign-stealing scandal, it’s the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers lost back-to-back World Series titles to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox in 2017 and 2018, respectively, with both clubs involved in cheating (one allegedly, for now).
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred handed down a hefty punishment to the Astros for their sign-stealing scheme, which included year-long suspensions to GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch. The two were quickly fired by Astros owner Jim Crane.
MLB is now investigating the Red Sox. The Athletic reported Jan. 7 that the Red Sox used the replay room near the dugout ti aid in electronically stealing signs in 2018.
So what do the Dodgers have to say in the aftermath of the scandal?
The Dodgers issued a statement 12 hours after MLB’s discipline of the Astros had been announced:
“All clubs have been asked by Major League Baseball not to comment on today’s punishment of the Houston Astros as it’s inappropriate to comment…