Hot Stove Meets Hot Garbage! Baseball Can’t Slam Lid on Astros Trash Can Sign-Stealing Scam


Derek Jeter

and Larry Walker are into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and good for them. Some folks are upset about Jeter not being voted in unanimously, but look: Willie Mays didn’t get voted in unanimously, so what are we grumbling about here? Listening to baseball lunatics argue over Hall of Fame voting is like listening to my children argue over their Legos while sitting in a pillow fort. At first, it’s adorable. But after a while…

BANG! BANG!

Oh right, that is still lurking.

The Great Astros Trash Can sign-stealing Cheating Scandal.

BANG!

I think BANG! means fastball. Or is BANG! a change up?

Baseball would love a change up. Baseball would love for us to keep arguing about Jeter’s mystery HOF snubber, or the future prospects of Curt Schilling, Dale Murphy or even Barry Bonds—anything that isn’t the Houston Astros whaling away on a garbage can to signal to their teammates what pitch is coming, aka what baseball called “The Banging Scheme,” aka one of the oddest scandals in sports history.

This comical mess isn’t going away. Trashstrosgate may be adjudicated, but the situation remains deeply awkward….

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