In a new variation on a now-common refrain, the Yankees claim that they were also victimized by the Houston Astros as a part of the latter's complex sign-stealing operation in their final game of 2019. The Yankees are asserting that the Astros used both whistling (suspected previously) and flashing lights in dead center (all new) to communicate stolen signs to their batters.
Given everything that has preceded this, why not?
The Yankees had previously claimed that hitting coach Alex Cintron would whistle whenever a certain type of pitch was coming, leading to an NFSW exchange between Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and New York third base coach Phil Nevin.
With each passing day, the Astros look more and more ridiculous, as their whole plan for stealing signs looks more indefensible and widespread with each new accusation.
It's been weeks since the Astros were outed as suspected cheaters, and we're still being inundated with new stories that show how low the Astros were willing to stoop. If you think this is as bad as it got, you're being naive.
And yes, this throws every play of this game, featuring Jose Altuve drilling an Aroldis Chapman slider into the stratosphere, back in doubt. The Yankees' potential dynasty has certainly gone down some improper tubes.