Report: MLB confirmed whistling after Yankees complained in ALCS, unsure if Astros were source

Report: MLB confirmed whistling after Yankees complained in ALCS, unsure if Astros were source

The New York Yankees accused the Houston Astros of using whistles to convey stolen signs during the recent American League Championship Series, and it turns out they weren’t totally off base.

Martino reported that the Yankees dugout had noticed distinct whistling noises before certain pitches were thrown during Game 1. Once they figured it out, they started chirping at the Astros dugout. At the end of the game, they asked MLB to look into it.’ data-reactid=”18″>Back in mid-October, when the Yankees and Astros were playing in the ALCS, Martino reported that the Yankees dugout had noticed distinct whistling noises before certain pitches were thrown during Game 1. Once they figured it out, they started chirping at the Astros dugout. At the end of the game, they asked MLB to look into it.

In a subsequent video posted by Jomboy which features more pitches from the same at-bat, the original whistler inspired other people to whistle, which significantly muddies the water. Martino reported that after the Yankees complained, the whistling didn’t occur in Game 2.’ data-reactid=”24″>In a subsequent video posted by Jomboy which features more pitches from the same at-bat, the original whistler inspired other people to whistle, which significantly muddies the water. Martino reported that after the Yankees complained, the whistling didn’t occur in Game 2.

The Yankees accused the Astros of communicating stolen signs via whistling, but MLB wasn’t able to determine the source. (Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports)

What happens now?

If the whistling was the only sign-stealing accusation the Astros were dealing with right now, not much would happen. MLB has reportedly reviewed the footage and wasn’t able to determine the source of the whistling, which would put an end to things.

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