Justin Verlander offers smart solution for eliminating MLB's spy games

BOSTON MA.- OCTOBER 5 Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox receives high-fives after he was lifted in the sixth inning of Game 1 of Major League Baseball's American League Division Series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston Mass

That probe actually revealed that McLaughlin was trying to determine whether the Red Sox themselves were illegally using video monitors to steal signs from the Astros. Ortiz went nuts reacting to the clutch hit, which gave the Sox an 8-2 lead.

Allegations against the team were first reported by Metro Boston yesterday, which got a tip that someone from the Astros clubhouse had been spotted hanging out in the press-designated next to the Red Sox dugout-a place he very much does not belong."The man had a small camera and was texting frequently, but did not have a media credential", Metro's Danny Picard reports.

The Indians have filed a complaint with Major League Baseball, which is investigating Houston's actions.

The Indians were concerned the man was attempting to view scouting reports Cleveland had on Houston's players, one person said. And it seems a safe bet similar surveilling happens elsewhere in the sport.

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The Patriots' Hall of Fame-bound quarterback spent the first half scoring touchdowns while the Chiefs settled for field goals. One the next play from scrimmage, Mahomes connected with Hill for the 75-yard score to tie the game 40-40 with 3:03 left.

Cora said before Tuesday's game that Sale might throw a bullpen session during Game 3 in the hopes of starting Game 5 on Thursday, but that didn't happen. "I'm going to keep it really short". You see a lot of pitchers and catchers get crossed up now - it's insane.

Verlander suggested that an idea he presented to the MLB Players Association for hastening pace of play could also mitigate teams' efforts to swipe signals: Some sort of wireless earpiece, like quarterbacks wear in the National Football League, allowing pitchers, catchers and managers to confer without mound visits. When asked if he thought there was anything going on in those first two games at Fenway Park against his old club, Cora responded, "No, I don't".

"I'm always concerned about (sign stealing) throughout the season", Cora told reporters after the win. If we feel there's something going on we switch the signs. And I think - I mean, I think this is a lot to do about nothing.

If anything, the series of reports serves as a reminder and/or an eye-opener that most, if not all teams throughout the league are willing to push the boundaries and utilize technology in an effort to gain a competitive edge. Like I said, especially in the playoffs, you don't want there to be any lingering doubt of anything. "And we don't get caught up on the whole paranoia thing of the signs", he said. For me it's kind of a win-win, personally. It just seems from top to bottom we were out-scouted, out-pitched, out-coached a little bit.

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