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Maddon on Jays alleged assisted sign-stealing: "We have not thought that this year"



Rays manager Joe Maddon had an interesting response when informed that the Yankees suggested the Jays "could be" using extraordinary methods - such as with binoculars or electronic devices - to steal signs: "We have not thought this year.''

Maddon said he is all in favor of traditional sign stealing - and in fact he is favor of - but not when it's done by people not on the field, including runners on second base, or in the dugout.

"I'm all for stealing a third-base coach's signs or if a manager is not hiding his signs to whomever or if a catcher goes out, whatever, those signs are there to be stolen,'' Maddon said.  "That's part of the game. Utilizing technology to do that I think is inappropriate. ... That's bad form, I don't agree with that. I love a good sign-stealer, that's my kind of guy. ... The other stuff is purely cheating and definitely does not have a part in the game.''




[Last modified: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:15am]


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