HOUSTON — The Houston Astros are the New England Patriots. They win a championship, and everyone thinks they are cheating.Lame humor aside, the story short - MLB told the Astros - 'knock it off' and that was it.
The 2018 American League Championship Series took on a new dimension at Minute Maid Park this week when the Boston Metro first reported that a guy with a camera working for the Astros was kicked out of the photographer’s well by the first base dugout at Fenway Park during Game 1. Turns out the same guy got the heave-ho in Cleveland when the ’Stros were beating up on the Tribe in the Division Series.
Perfect. Spygate comes to baseball. Next thing you know the Astros will be accused of deflating baseballs.
But wait - there's more!
I am not the first to conclude that this makes Cora the new Eric Mangini.For those of you keeping track of ancient pop culture references, Godfather II came out forty-four years ago.
You remember Mangini, right? Won a ring with the Patriots, was hired away by the New York Jets, then told NFL security about Bill Belichick’s camera tricks. The Jets caught the Patriots videotaping coaches’ signals at the Meadowlands and a price was paid. Mangini became dead to Bill, as in I knew it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart.