St. Louis Cardinals: Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eaters

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HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 15: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros runs for home against the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on August 15, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 15: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros runs for home against the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on August 15, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images) /
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The St. Louis Cardinals are no stranger to intrigue related to baseball, and while not directly related, are semi-connected to recent baseball scandal.

The St. Louis Cardinals were at one time in the middle of a cheating scandal. This situation also involved the Houston Astros. At the time, however, Chris Correa was with the St. Louis Cardinals and he – whether involved directly or as the fall guy – was implicated in the scandal of the Cardinals’ hacking the Astros’ player database.

Fast-forward if you will to the ALCS of 2018 wherein the Houston Astros are once again at the center of a scandal. This time NOT involving the St. Louis Cardinals.

This scandal is between the Astros and the Boston Red Sox. The allegation implicated the Astros in sign stealing. As it turns out, or as we are lead to believe, the Astros had simply installed a staffer with a video camera watching the Boston stands to ensure that no one was stealing Houston’s signs.

Ummm… okay. I guess we are supposed to just believe that.

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To me, this sounds more like, “we weren’t cheating, you were cheating!” The actual explanation from the Houston camp went something like this: “we weren’t cheating; we were just making sure YOU weren’t cheating!”

MLB investigated and decided that Houston’s story would stand; that they were, in fact, just watching to make sure that no one was stealing their signs.

I call bullsh*t.

I call this on the Astros and even more so on MLB.

Chris Correa is spending time thinking about his life choices (which I think is appropriate) and carrying a ban from baseball while the Astros were allowed to install a staffer and a high-tech video camera in a camera well to cheat/not-cheat.

Look, I was cheering for the Astros in the ALCS, despite the one-time connection to the St. Louis Cardinals. I am no longer cheering for them. Not in light of this disaster.

In the same way, by the way, I am no longer a fan of Manny Machado but I digress.

Next. Player targets. dark

I really hope that the St. Louis Cardinals never fall prey to another cheating scandal and I also now have lost all hope for the conclusion to the 2018 MLB season.

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