Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 61: Red Sox Sign Stealing

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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 6: Boston Red Sox assistant athletic trainer Jon Jochim, center, looks on during the national anthem before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on September 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Ah yes, we have a Boston Red Sox sign stealing scandal. The Red Sox were busted using video and Apple watches to steal the New York Yankees signs over the weekend, which means Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen must talk about it. Sign stealing is as old as the game itself, so is it a big deal that Boston decided to modernize the process a bit? Are other teams getting in on the action? Are the Yankees themselves guilty of such heinous crimes?

Also, the Tigers finally traded Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros. What does Greg, the resident Tigers fanatic, think of this total team teardown? What about Houston? Was it worth parting with three top prospects for a couple years of Verlander?

The pair also chat about the Miami Marlins, a team well known for being cheap already, pledging to cut payroll, and whether that’s a valid course of action for them.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 61: Red Sox Sign Stealing

Music in this Episode:

Intro/Outro: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung by Edward Meeker and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by The Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club

Break 1: “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges and a quote from Bull Durham.

Break 2: “Take Me Home” by After Midnight Project and a quote from A League of Their Own.

Hosted by Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen, Crowding the Plate is a weekly baseball podcast here on Last Word on Sports. It aims to cover the fun, yet analytical, side of baseball once a week.

Joe Hojnacki writes about soccer for Last Word on Sports and is also co-host of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. An avid Red Sox fan, Joe idolizes Bryce Harper and feels that his fun showmanship is the way to save baseball from becoming overrun by old folks, and from dying out.

Greg Hessen is the resident Tigers fan on Crowding the Plate. As somewhat more of a traditionalist, Greg longs for the days of pitchers hitting in the American League and a landscape that doesn’t include things like bat flips and PEDs tarnishing the greatest of all games.

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