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Unpopular Opinion: The Alex Cora “Cheating” Scandal Is The Biggest Case Of Fake Outrage In Sports History 


Quick little sportball take here based on the recent news:

So Alex Cora is out, which is too bad because I really liked that guy. Everyone seems to be in agreement that we deserved this to happen, even Red Sox fans. I disagree. I blame the Astros for firing their manager AJ Hinch first. There was no need for that, but after they did it there was no way we weren’t gonna do it too, since Cora is allegedly the mastermind of this insane overreaction.

“Oh no, they saw the signs and banged a couple trash cans.”

Big deal. Don’t let cameras in the game then. How is this any different from Spygate exactly? And how did stealing signs help David Price win two games in the World Series? How did we win Game 4 and 5 of the World Series on the road if the “cheating” only happened at home? Show me the exact games the Red Sox or Astros won as a result of this “cheating” scandal. Any team that isn’t actively switching up its signs was negligent and deserved to lose anyway.

Watch this video and listen to how upset this dude is about “stealing signs.”

“That’s so upsetting.”

Shut the fuck up. That video proves that there’s a way around sign stealing. The pitcher figures out the trash cans and switches his shit up. Next pitch is a strikeout. This is gamesmanship, not cheating. And it might be the biggest overreaction in the history of fake outrage.



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60 Comment(s)
  • Mark Berry
    Georgia Madman
    January 15, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    No the biggest fake outrage in sports is Lance Armstrong/Tour de France. Armstrong personally forfeited $5 million which is what the Astros organization was fined. Plus all his wins were taken away and wiped from the books. All while everyone else was cheating which is why the second or third place guys weren’t awarded the vacated titles. But it’s a sport only Europeans care about so it was easy to penalize him. No one is baseball lost their rings. No one was fined personally. So bullshit on baseball. Take the rings and I’ll believe MLB is serious.

  • Calm WhiteDad
    January 15, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    When I was a kid, The Red Sox and baseball in general were my life. I lived to watch, read and study baseball.

    Nowadays, I find it unwatchable. All of the stars have typical Hispanic names that aren’t quite as easy to remember as when my brain wasn’t devoid of brain cells and the handful of decent white players can barely keep up. That, and watching it for 3+hours practically every night Just ain’t gonna happen. Go Sox! My pink hat is in the mail. Lemme know if we make the playoffs.

  • The Common Man
    January 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    The common man grew up a huge Red Sox fan. They were woven into the fabric of daily life for me. If this happened 5 years ago, I would have been devastated, but I’m not. I’m taking great pleasure in this scandal. John Henry, Linda Pizzuti, and the Boston Globe have alienated me so much that I now hate the Red Sox and hope they lose. You know how PR conscious they are, so this must be killing them. I’m glad, the cheating is just a symptom of the moral rot that starts at the top. Fuck the Red Sox, I have too many options for entertainment to watch a product owned by people who despise working class people.

    • Kenneth Foley
      January 15, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks for writing what I was thinkin.
      For 5 years.
      Now I don’t need to waste my time eulogizing a dyin sport.
      Last title – I watched zero – gave them zero clicks.
      Done with Fake Sox.
      Last time I saw kids playin a pick up of baseball was 4 fucking decades ago.
      RIP baseball.

  • juror seven esq.
    January 15, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Baseball brought this upon their self. They claim the pace of the game is too slow. At the same time they bring about video replay and manager’s challenges. With all of the dependence on video all clubhouses have video rooms outside the dugouts. Over and over again we see the manager or coach give the hands up sign while some one runs the video and signals back to the dugout, challenge or skip it.
    First step, do away with all challenges. The umpires make the call. Next step, dump the old out of shape umps. Laughable to see Cowboy Joe West attempt to run out into the outfield to see if a ball down the line is fair or foul. Too many umps in the game can’t keep up.
    Cora was up to his eyeballs with the cheating. Got away with it in 2018. No one benefited more from it than Mookie Betts.
    2019 Cora was under careful watch. There was a great deal of suspicion. The result was the team sucked and so did Mookie Betts.

  • Torch621
    Big J
    January 15, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Sorry, but I have to disagree. Sure, the guy on Second stealing signs happens all the time, but videoing signs and then using them is against the rules and Cora was involved in rule breaking. Fair play is more important than winning.

    Also to the racist nudniks who keep posting, keep at it. You guys are the best entertainment ever.

  • Red Sox
    January 15, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Fuck Alex Cora.

  • Cheddah
    January 15, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Cora was an awesome coach who got the shaft in the end. Everyone who’s changing this sports conversation into a political one probably knows dick about sports and probably watches nothing but Fox 25 news all day and has a sad, miserable life.. oh, and for the record I am a Trump fan.

  • Thank God
    January 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Your wife feels the same way but she claims it’s because of your tiny dick. You can’t change that up midgy.

  • Spic Tormentor
    January 15, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Alex Cora should have never been hired. Anyone who thinks it’s a good idea to give a spic that type of authority in the first place needs to have their head examined. All spics are genetically programmed to lie, cheat and commit crimes.

    • Kevins 9 Iron
      January 15, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      Same racist troll makes the same stupid comments multiple times. What’s the matter, mommy didn’t pay enough attention to you?

      • Spic Tormentor
        January 16, 2020 at 9:29 am

        You really burned me there. Midas whale stop commenting

  • murdochpatsymcreynolds
    January 15, 2020 at 10:17 am

    You ain’t cheat’n, you ain’t try’n.

  • randiguy2006
    January 15, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Wow. Sad.
    I hope you don’t teach your girls that its OK to cheat.

  • Mr. Rogers
    January 15, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Stealing signs isn’t the crime. Players can still steal signs and signal to teammates with words or gestures any time any place. Using technology to steal signs IS. MLB warned everyone to stop it. AC did not stop. Call it fake outrage if you want. You’re the ignorant one here TB.

  • Michael Johnson
    True justice
    January 15, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Should have gone to the White House. Don’t screw with President Trump. Go home to your cheating, stealing,third world shit hole.good riddance you arrogant prick.

  • bill fleming
    January 15, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Wait till AOC, Rachael Rollins, Lying Liz and the squad claim the Red Sox are racists for firing Cora. The Red Sox will cave and Cora will be hired as the director of baseball operations in Puerto Rico.

  • jack clark
    January 15, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Cora is not a winner his player are Cora is a shameless twit who must cheat to win. THE TRUMP REVENGE HAS WON now Cora can go back to PR not as a hero but a classless little man feckless and beaten, THE TRUMP R

  • Mr. Baseball
    January 15, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Shoeless Joe, who wasn’t convicted of cheating in the Black Sox scandal received a lifetime ban. Pete Rose the same for the mere appearance of impropriety.
    But you get busted dead to rights cheating? That would be fake outrage to the TB sports nerd.
    The Astro’s guys only received a ban of 1 year. They got off easy except no one will ever go near them.
    Next we’ll be hearing about how Cora’s punishment is racism driven.

  • Goodbye Douche
    January 15, 2020 at 9:18 am

    The Trump curse strikes again! Ask Hillary.

  • Dat Be Racist
    January 15, 2020 at 9:15 am

    The spic will never ssy sorry for his actions because he is entitled to whatever he wants cause cause racism

  • murdochpatsymcreynolds
    Donald J Trump
    January 15, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Get’em outta here. Go home to mommy.

    • ALEX
      January 15, 2020 at 9:11 am

      I am going home to my third world shithole and I will hang out under a mango tree.

  • massholio
    January 15, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Cora’s an asshole blaming Trump for not pouring more billions into that corrupt shithole that refuses to declare independence. Alex,they already stole $14 billion of our money. Trump ain’t giving them any more.

  • Ratchet Rollins D.A.
    January 15, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Stealing is part of his culture.
    I for one wont prosecute so step off yo.

  • Kevins 9 Iron
    January 15, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Same as spygate? No I don’t think so. For years taping the opposing players was common in the NFL. Belichick just didn’t stop even after NFL got serious about it. NEVER has videoing signs been acceptable. Sure the person on 2nd steals signs, its been that way forever. To videotape it is way worse. Cora trashed Trump over Puerto Rico when it was their own government that screwed the PR people. Karma’s a bitch!

  • #LifeTimeBan PRONTO
    January 15, 2020 at 8:51 am

    # LifeTimeBan now trending.
    I dont care if stealing is part of his DNA. He needs to be banned from baseball for life.

    • And I'm part of your DNA
      January 15, 2020 at 9:02 am


      • How Surprising
        January 15, 2020 at 9:10 am

        Momma jokes from a filthy spic who doesnt know his. I am shocked snd chagrined.

        • And I'm part of your DNA
          January 15, 2020 at 9:20 am

          Yeah, but I know your mama, shock and chagrin that!

          • Get Your Mom Off Blue Hill Ave
            January 15, 2020 at 9:40 am

            Keep dreaming. I know for a spic whites are the prize. Thanks for playing but you are not a winner.

          • And I'm part of your DNA
            January 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

            I never made a claim to being a winner, being your dad and your mama’s boyfriend holds me back something fierce!

            Now if the two of you could bring your game up, that could be something!

          • Non Compus Mentus Spicus
            January 15, 2020 at 12:20 pm

            Coming on here for therapy . Well you need it. I know you miss yo babby momma and non existent dad because they abandoned you and with good reason.
            Your best bet would be to off yourself or atleast castrate yourself. The world doesnt need your inferior gene pool.

  • Musings
    January 15, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Since when do thieves get million dollar severance packages?
    Since when do thieves get celebrated?
    If he were white, John Henry would have blasted him.

  • Jewmerica
    January 15, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Normally I would just post something stupid, but I got drilled last night by an Iranian guy while blowing an Israeli guy

    Now that’s what I call Peace in the Middle East!

  • Donald Trump
    January 15, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Hire Varitek .
    Bring in Pedro as pitching coach.
    Vote for me in November.

    Problem solved.

  • hartf811
    January 15, 2020 at 6:53 am

    1. It’s baseball. Those who really give that much of a fuck please get a life.
    2. He pissed on Trumps leg about that putrid island of layabouts Puerto Rico. Karmas a bitch.
    3. See #1

    • Fuck you too
      January 15, 2020 at 7:31 am

      How about you get a life, you came on here, read about it and then did this fancy pants enumeration thing – take a flying leap asshole, you and your mama.

      • hartf811
        General Robert E.
        January 15, 2020 at 8:09 am

        Wow. Touched a PR nerve much?

        • Fuck you too
          January 15, 2020 at 8:30 am

          No, touched by your Mom!

          Thanks for setting that up, loser of a war!

      • Good Grief Charlie Brown
        January 15, 2020 at 9:42 am

        “AND THEN DID THIS FANCY PANTS ENUMERATION THING” …. uh where to begin… honey baby, they are called numbers, don’t be afraid, they are are just numbers remember one two three…

        • Fuck you too
          January 15, 2020 at 9:46 am

          Oh thanks for enlightening me!

          Let me try it out:

          1) You are a douche
          2) So is your dad
          3) Your mom is cool
          4) And I am treating her right, every night

          Do I pass professor?

          • Your Moms Tit
            January 15, 2020 at 9:50 am

            Why do filthy spics think their culture of incest is normal. We get it you f your mom and think everyone shares your third world culture.

          • hartf811
            January 15, 2020 at 10:38 am

            Mothers are at the center of mudblood culture because ……wait for it……nobody can figure out who their father is. So “I fucked yo momma” is the be all and end all of the mudblood argument. White privilege insulates is from this.
            Too bad. Having a successful father was great. The beach house, membership at Essex Country Club, the ski trips out west and to Europe. And screwing my girlfriends in the back seat of dads 560. Too bad you didn’t have the privilege.

          • AA?
            January 15, 2020 at 10:52 am

            Can I ask you something then? What the Christ are you doing on Turtle Boy commenting in the day for?

            If you were gainfully employed, which you are certainly not, you would have shit to do.

            I don’t have to be at my data center job till 3:00pm, so I got a couple of more hours to see your lame ass excuse for being home in the day.

            I bet it is either rehabbing or some shit like that. C’mon asshole, bring it.

          • Fuck you too
            January 15, 2020 at 11:05 am

            Thank you AA?, I want to hear what Daddy’s Fancy boy does for work too.

            You are probably spot on though, probably had to remove himself from the workplace, got addicted to pills after the ski accident and now, well you know…

          • hartf811
            January 15, 2020 at 11:36 am

            Semi retired international business consultant, 2 houses, no mortgages, paid for both kids to get PhD’s with no debt. Investments up 39% last year. Current positive cash flow $155k per year. And I get to fuck with you slugs if I’m not flying first class to my next assignment. Sucks to be you. Me not so much. Now back to the China Trade Deal signing. They gotta hurry. I have lunch in Hamilton at 12:30.

          • Right
            January 15, 2020 at 11:51 am

            So believable, especially the part about investments being up by up 39 per cent.

            Later on today, when the 512’s wear off, what do you do then start drinking?

          • hartf811
            January 15, 2020 at 12:11 pm

            39% was just my Fidelity account. Adobe, AMD, Biomarin, Microsoft, Ishares and even Amazon, TJX, Lyft and GE made good this last year. My LPL was not that far away in regards to performance with less risk.
            Of course when your only investment I’d a six pack of Budweiser your returns are a bit lower. So your returns were probably lower. Somebody’s got to win.

          • FAB
            January 15, 2020 at 12:46 pm

            Better up yor game boi. Dreaming about banging 50 and 60 year old men and women shows you have only hand game. Now go steal $5 to buy a scratchie and maybe you will win enough to buy a bottle of Henny.

          • Fictional writing 101
            January 15, 2020 at 1:06 pm

            “It was a cold April morning and the dew on the grass has become frozen like tiny beads of glass…”

            Like that?

  • Typical New England fan
    January 15, 2020 at 6:06 am

    How is this any different from Spygate exactly?

    It’s the same bullshit if they didn’t fire Alex Cora I’d be done with the Sox. You idiots care more about winning than playing a fair game.

    Who cares how you win as long as you win?

    Sports fans in this state are pathetic.

  • Cheatin Rican
    January 15, 2020 at 6:06 am

    Cheatin Rican cant help it. Maybe now he will have time to step down from his holier than thou soapbox and go help out on that corrupt island since they cant help themselves.

  • Raja
    January 15, 2020 at 5:36 am

    These cheaters are the reason baseball games take 4 hours to play. If Pete rose got a life time ban then Coras punishment should be worse.

    • Deflateddoritodinks
      January 15, 2020 at 9:09 am

      Also the analytics crowd has figured out that a full count is a key to winning the game. Because of this we have ten minute at bats where 5 pitches is the minimum. I say if you foul tip the ball more than four times it counts as a strike.

  • soxrock191
    January 15, 2020 at 5:04 am

    I liked Cora too.
    Plus they all steal so boo fucking hoo

    • Osiris
      January 15, 2020 at 6:57 am

      They all steal signals, yes.
      But the Astros got caught, player’s sold out coaches to save their own asses, and spilled the beans to MLB. If the report is accurate, then Cora is an idiot for orchestrating the whole thing as out in the open as he did.
      Cheaters are bad…..dumb cheaters are the worst. I’m sure he’ll find a nice gig in a Caribbean league.

      • soxrock191
        January 15, 2020 at 8:32 am

        Gotta admit, I agree with you. It just really sux…. Diehard sox, bruins & pats fan here & it kills me when crap like this comes out. At least hockey’s clean unless someone’s trying to decapitate your goalie

  • know the signs
    January 15, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Stealing signs takes balls! Speaking of which

  • Блят
    January 15, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Damn Puerto Ricans! Always cheating!

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