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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:00 PM

DODGERS!!!!!

MOOKIE I love that guy!!!

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Reply DODGERS!!!!! (Original post)
TruckFump Oct 2020 OP
KPN Oct 2020 #1
TruckFump Oct 2020 #3
KPN Oct 2020 #5
Tikki Oct 2020 #2
TruckFump Oct 2020 #4
KatyMan Oct 2020 #6
Brother Buzz Oct 2020 #7
Blue_true Oct 2020 #9
Brother Buzz Oct 2020 #10
Wolf Frankula Oct 2020 #8

Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:02 PM

1. Me too. But I hate the Dodgers. Lifelong B-Sox fan here.

Mookies the best. Congrats, enjoy and Im supremely envious.

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Response to KPN (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:05 PM

3. Thanks on the Congrats.

The first Dodgers game I attended, Kofax was pitching!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:49 PM

5. Wow! Best I can say is Bill Monbouquette

was pitching. But Yaz was in his 2nd or 3rd year.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:03 PM

2. Julio...did an awesome job.

On to the World Series...

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:07 PM

4. All set for Tuesday.

Im glad the Rays got into the series. I like them. Not an Astros fan.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:27 AM

7. Then there was the time the Giants stole Dodgers signs, and they didn't use high tech videos either

Stolen away: Brooklyn pitcher recalls '51 sign-stealing scam

NEW YORK -- Stealing signals. Banging on a trash can. Beating the Dodgers in October.

Sounds very familiar to Carl Erskine.

-snip-

A half-century later, a giant secret was revealed: The Giants had rigged a spyglass-and-buzzer system in late July to steal catchers' signals and tip off their hitters.

"We thought something was going on, we were suspicious, but we couldn't prove anything," Erskine said from his home in Anderson, Indiana. "I remember Ralph said to me, 'I bet those dirty birds are cheating.'"

Herman Franks, a former Dodger who had become a Giants coach, was stationed in the home clubhouse, above the 483-foot mark in center field. From a darkened window, he spied on catchers with a telescope, then relayed the signs.

When a buzzer rang in the New York bullpen conveniently located in play back then, in deep right-center field a Giants player who might waggle a white towel would signal to the hitter what kind of pitch was coming.

"A batter wouldn't even have to move his head," Erskine said. It was right over the pitcher's left shoulder. Just shift your eyes to about 2 o'clock and you'd see it.

-snip-

https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/stolen-brooklyn-pitcher-recalls-51-sign-stealing-scam-68320868



The Giants clubhouse was way, way out in centerfield, below the beer sign, so a telescope was essential


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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 11:00 PM

9. Sign stealing is an art as old as baseball.

The Astros went over the line, clearly. But the practice is old and has played a part in many legendary games, along with corked bats.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:51 AM

10. Sign stealing is not illegal, using technology is

Interpreting the signs is the real art. Willie Mays was mentored by the best, and could steal the signs in just three pitches; pitchers and catchers hated it when Mays was on second base, and often resorted to changing the signs.

Just this year, a MLB pitcher intentionally balked to move a runner from second to third just so he wouldn't steal the signs (they had already used the one allowed mound visit).

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 11:36 PM

8. Dodgers won tonight.

They're up 2/1 over Tampa.

Wolf

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