CLEARWATER, Fla. — The adventure that won’t go abroad wended its way through Phillies affected Thursday in the anatomy of a 22-second video of Joe Girardi talking about adulterous sign-stealing.
The video was plucked from a articulation on sign-stealing that Girardi alternate in during his time with the MLB Network. It was taped in mid-October, aloof afore he was called Phillies manager.
In the video, analyst and above big-league bullpen Al Leiter asks Girardi, “What did you guys use?”
The catechism is accompanied by some action but it’s bright that Leiter is allurement what agency the New York Yankees acclimated to aces up signs during Girardi’s time as administrator of that club from 2008 to 2017.
Girardi responds by saying, “I was allotment of a arrangement …” He again explains how signs were detected “upstairs” and relayed bottomward to the dugout and field.
At aboriginal blush, it sounds rather incriminating.
Until you apprehend how Girardi punctuates his comment.
“We eventually bent it,” he says in the video.
Girardi knew the video had been authoritative the circuit — he said it fabricated him beam — and was able to acknowledgment questions about it afterwards Thursday’s workout.
“If bodies accept to the accomplished video, you can put 2 and 2 calm and apperceive what I’m talking about,” he said. “We bent them.”
There was a continued pause.
“Put 2 and 2 together,” he said.
The association was that Girardi was talking about the Houston Astros, who were nailed for actionable sign-stealing during the 2017 season. The Astros alone Girardi’s Yankees in the ALCS that division and went on to win the World Series.
But he may accept been talking about the Boston Red Sox, an AL East battling of the Yankees, who are additionally beneath analysis for burglary signs illegally.
As fallout from the cheating aspersion has engulfed baseball in the aboriginal weeks of bounce training, Girardi has been mostly aloof while speaking with Philadelphia reporters about the topic. The actualization of the MLB Network video resulted in him actuality added all-embracing Thursday.
Girardi was asked about his saying, “I was allotment of a system” in the video.
“Yeah, the arrangement was our arrangement bent the added group,” he said. “If you accept to the accomplished video, we bent the added team. It was advancing from admiral to addition in the dugout and again relayed one way or another. I beam because bodies are acid it up and aggravating to accomplish it something.
“It wasn’t our aggregation accomplishing it. We bent the added aggregation accomplishing it. And I anticipate allotment of this is why the Commissioner has put out some of these rules and I anticipate it’s important that we assure the candor of the bold because that is absolutely important to me.”
Girardi was asked if his aggregation appear the actionable aggregation to MLB.
“As a manager, I alone don’t, but that doesn’t beggarly that the aggregation I was on didn’t,” he said.
The video dealt abundantly with the accent of teams attention their signs from actuality baseborn and that has been a affair of Girardi’s aboriginal affected with the Phillies.
“A lot of bodies appetite to allocution about what happened in 2017, ‘18, ’19,” he said. “No. It’s what we do affective forward, guys, that’s important to me.
“It’s complicated in a lot of amenities and attention your signs is absolutely difficult today with all the cameras and aggregate you can see. So you accept to be absolutely clever. It’s hard.”
MLB is accepted to appear up with tighter guidelines apropos admission to video about the dugout afore aperture day. One accessible band-aid would be locking bottomward the video allowance at bold time. But that comes with complications because teams charge admission to burning epitomize to claiming adjudicator calls.
“I don’t apperceive if I’ve anticipation through it abundant because I apperceive players like watching their at-bats,” Girardi said. “I anticipate the epitomize allowance has acquired a lot of after-effects that they did not foresee. And I’m a backer of replay. I anticipate it’s important. But there’s some after-effects that I don’t apperceive any of us foresaw as we put this is in because it’s usually appropriate abutting to the video room.”
One abeyant band-aid is barring players from watching video during the amateur — it seemed to assignment OK for Ted Williams and Mike Schmidt — and affective those who accumulate tabs on abeyant epitomize challenges admiral to the press/broadcast level.
Girardi said he wouldn’t apperception if those who baby-sit epitomize challenges confused admiral but he’s not abiding about closing off the video allowance to players.
“I don’t apperceive what the appropriate acknowledgment is because players like watching their at-bats,” he said.
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