The Houston Astros were once seen as the model MLB organization. Yet, an investigation proved on Monday that they cheated in order to win the 2017 World Series. To make matters worse for the Astros, new allegations began to surface on Thursday. A person on Twitter claiming to be Carlos Beltran's niece accused Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman wore electronic buzzers on their right shoulders with the purpose of learning pitches before they were delivered in the 2019 ALCS. After Altuve hit a walk-off home run of New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in Game 6, he notoriously begged his teammates not to tear off his jersey. Looking back at it now, it does appear suspicious.
If you recall correctly, after celebrating very briefly with his teammates, Altuve sprinted to the dugout while they all remained on the field, then returned wearing a shirt. Normal, normal stuff for a guy with nothing to hide.
Ironically, all of these allegations came the day after Yankees play-by-play commentator Michael Kay hinted at Altuve hiding an electronic device under his uniform.
This continues to paint a darker image of the Astros. They've been proven as cheaters, and no longer have the benefit of the doubt from any baseball fan, media member, or opposing club.