Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Quote of the Day (Adrian Walker, on Alex Cora’s ‘Corrupt,’ ‘Stupid’ Sign-Stealing Scheme)

“To call this scandal ‘sign-stealing'’— a part of baseball forever — doesn't really capture the disgusting behavior involved. According to the report [from baseball commissioner Rob Manfred], [Alex] Cora had a video monitor installed just outside the dugout so players could receive intelligence from the center-field cameras and relay it — by banging on a trash can to alert hitters in the batter's box. Aside from being corrupt, it was stupid. (The Astros eventually scrapped the scheme, following Cora's departure, after several players concluded that it was more distracting than helpful.)”— Columnist Adrian Walker, “Alex Cora’s Time Is Up,” The Boston Globe, Jan. 15, 2020

This cropped photo of Alex Cora was taken Sept. 24, 2008, by Eric Kilby.

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