Re: Cheating - Looking for that Edge
Another good posting, WOY.
For me, the art of cheating has always been part of baseball's charm...until the drugs.
There were grounds keepers at Shibe Park conturing the third baseline for Richie Ashburn bunts. Also, the Giants watering the ground around firstbase to slow down Maury Wills. The Cubs let the grass grow ankle high to allow an aging Larry Bowa play shortstop.
The New York Giants credit there 1951 come from behind pennant to a scout stealing signs from the grandstand. The White Sox used the "0" in Sherm Lollar's number 10 on the scoreboard to relay stolen signs.
I remember myself and a teammate practicing our timing on the "neighborhood play" at second base.
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