Jays cheat? Just Tweet
By QMI Agency
|The Toronto Blue Jays were accused of stealing signs by ESPN The Magazine on Wednesday. (QMI Agency/Jack Boland)
Following the revelation that an ESPN The Magazine article accused the Toronto Blue Jays of stealing signs during home games, you knew that Twitter would weigh in heavily on Wednesday.
Backed up with their own statistical analysis, the magazine reported four anonymous American League pitchers accused the Jays of stealing signs after they noticed a man dressed in white appeared to tip off Jays hitters to the pitch selection of the opposition.
That accusation put a charge in fan, player and media reaction from the social networking site, ranging from serious to comical.
Here's a small sampling from Twitter:
@TaoofStieb: If your investigative piece ends with: "The evidence is circumstantial", then you haven't finished your investigation.
@jparencibia9: What's next? Man on CN Tower edge walk was seen relaying signs to bluejay hitters. #clowns
@simmonssteve: If the Blue Jays are stealing signs, as accused, can anyone explain their wonky 28-27 home record, one of the worse in baseball?
@TheBillWalton: The Toronto Blue Jays are accused of stealing signs. Unfortunately, as they toil in 4th place, no one is accusing them of stealing wins.
@sethmeyers21: It's a shame the Blue Jays haven't figured out a way to steal fans.
@Cche_: Anybody want tickets to the Jay's game tonight? My white shirt is in the wash and my arms are tired.
@Steve_TheLegend: 4 unnamed relievers accusing the Jays of stealing signs from a man in white in CF. Where was this man when Verlander was on the hill? #jays
@Jaysfaninwhite: If I had a nickle for everytime I accidently started the wave trying to indicate a breaking pitch...
@ChadScans: I guess you're not allowed to wear white to the Jays games anymore. #fashionpolice #ESPN and dont even think about raising your arms!
@BComptonNHL: Yankees payroll: $202 million. Red Sox payroll: $161 million. Blue Jays payroll: $62 million. I'd steal signs, too.
@DownGoesBrown: The Jays need to stop cheating and start hitting their HRs the honest way: By paying nine-figure contracts to known PED users. #sox #yankees
@joshgrunberg: Those attending the #Jays game tonight should all wear white and do the YMCA during every bottom inning.