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Sport Former Astros slugger shares 'snitches gets stitches' glass aimed at sign-stealing whistleblower

04:20  28 march  2020
04:20  28 march  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Catch up on the sign - stealing , the buzzer intrigue and what comes next. A batter would have been more likely to get a fastball in that count. Manfred has said that Major League Baseball In November, Mike Fiers, a former Astros player, provided details about the team’s sign - stealing culture to Ken

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers has become a polarizing figure after exposing the elaborate and illegal sign-stealing scheme orchestrated by his former team, the Houston Astros.

a man holding a baseball bat: Evan Gattis (right) and Mike Fiers during happier times in 2016. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Evan Gattis (right) and Mike Fiers during happier times in 2016. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

For the most part, players and fans agree Fiers did the right thing by speaking out and helping initiate a full-scale investigation by Major League Baseball. However, an outspoken group of current and former MLB players — including David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez — have labeled the whistleblower a snitch for speaking out only after leaving the Astros.

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In baseball, sign stealing is the observing and relaying, through legal and illegal methods, of the signs being given by the opposing catcher to the pitcher.

The Astros are accused of running a high-tech sign - stealing scheme during their 2017 World Series-winning season. This time for an electronic sign - stealing scheme the club is accused to have used during its World Series-winning 2017 season, a scheme that one former Astros pitcher is now talking

Not surprisingly, Fiers’ critics also include at least one player he shared the clubhouse with during his Astros’ career. Former catcher Evan Gattis took to Twitter to shill a “snitches gets stitches’ glass being sold at a Houston-area restaurant.

The phrase "snitches get stitches" implies that anyone who is considered a snitch should be physically beaten up. The inclusion of Fiers’ likeness speaks for itself.

Apparently it’s a popular item in Houston. The Flying Saucer reported the glass quickly sold out, with Gattis receiving the last one available.

However, given the circumstances and the implications, it’s a purchase Gattis may have been wiser to keep to himself.

Of course, you won’t be surprised to learn Gattis’ tweet is garnering a favorable response from Astros fans who share his displeasure with Fiers. Others see it as an odd or outright failed attempt to flex on his former teammate. Especially considering Gattis had the advantage but couldn’t do much with it during the 2017.

MLB’s investigation found the Astros were in violation of the league’s sign-stealing policy in 2017 and 2018, which were Gattis’ final two seasons in MLB. Gattis and Fiers were teammates for three seasons beginning in 2015. In fact, Gattis homered as Houston’s designated hitter in Fiers’ 2015 no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Samantha Bee differentiates between whistleblowers and snitches .

Snitches Get Stitches Lyrics. How ya doin' liar? is your 'cancer pants' still on fire? Bitch I'm the cannon firing shots at ya, like Arsenal, again in 4th place I told ya something, snitch bitch. nevermind pal, imma get rich, Talboom is my lich. fucking witch. imma ditch Class, i don't need it. im gonna get Mas.

We’re guessing Gattis and Fiers won’t be sharing a toast over that moment again any time soon.

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