- 08/10/2011, 12:17PM ET
Argos. said 08/10, 12:17 PM
ESPN's article on the Jays stealing signs is the dumbest thing ever written...
First off, there is apparently some guy dressed in white, raising his hands when a pitcher throws a breaking ball. They say he is sitting in the bleachers. Really? A guy 425+ yards away can see the sign that the catcher is putting down.
Their main evidence is that the Jays hit more HR in Toronto than on the road. This is the dumbest evidence I have ever heard. Of course the Jays hit better at home, Toronto plays in a hitters ballpark!
The Jays have a 36% increase in HR in Toronto than they do on the road, but it is a hitters ballpark. Texas has a 72% increase, Cleveland 40%, Milwaukee 37%, White Sox 35%, Reds 30%, and the Giants have a 67% decrease.
Then they say the Jays hit more HR than other teams in Toronto. Well of course they do! The Jays are a power hitting team!
They aren't built like Boston and the Yankees and try to draw walks, hitting coach Dwayne Murphy and former manager Cito Gaston always told hitters to swing at the first pitch and try to pull everything.
The Jays record at home is 28-27, on the road is 30-30.
Irving 4 president said 08/10, 02:54 PM
ESPN is not stupid TSN is stupid! The statement of the Blue Jays stealing signs could be correct.
Toronto isn't a hitters ballpark. It's a pretty big ballpark. ESPN is a great company that broadcasts great sports.
You are seriously arguing that ESPN is stupid because they made an article offending your favorite baseball team?????
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