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Baseball commissioner mentions Arizona Diamondbacks ‘incident’ in interview about Astros’ cheating

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This caused certain opposing fans to get in a tizzy. But, wait.

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By Jim McLennan | AZSnakepit

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is coming under increasing pressure over his handling of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Over the weekend, he went on a bit of a media blitz in defense of his actions (or lack thereof), which included an extensive interview with ESPN.

“We were aware of rumors, not just about the Astros, but that there was sign stealing going on. Remember, in 2017, we had investigated and disciplined the Yankees and Red Sox. There were incidents. There was an incident in Arizona, as well. So as we got information, every single time, there was an attempt to dig deeper, to figure out what was going on.”

Beginning at about the 2:10 mark, the Diamondbacks get mentioned.

It would be equally premature to proclaim the Diamondbacks as being entirely innocent. For there was this interesting article from October which stated,

“Given assurances of anonymity, several league sources indicate the Astros, Dodgers, Red Sox, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks have been especially adept with technological surveillance.” So, stay tuned, folks: I suspect this particular saga may still be nearer its beginning than its end.

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