PBS NewsHour

Why Astros scandal is a 'major black mark' against baseball

Clip: 01/13/2020 | 6m 12s Video has closed captioning.

Major League Baseball says teams may not use modern technology to carry out an age-old practice: decoding the signs opposing catchers and pitchers use to communicate. The Houston Astros’ general manager and field manager were both fired Monday for an elaborate sign-stealing system the team implemented during its 2017 champion season. The Washington Post's Dave Sheinin joins John Yang to discuss.

Aired: 01/13/20

Rating: NR

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