The 2019 Stories That Changed Sports: Baseball


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The Lead is featuring some of the episodes from its first year about how sports changed in 2019 or signaled a major trend that’s shaking up a particular league or sport.

Yes, the World Champion Astro’s Cheated. An investigation by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich revealed that the Houston Astros used a high-powered camera to steal other teams' pitching signs during the 2017 season, the year they won the World Series. Major League Baseball is now investigating the matter to determine who within the organization knew about the scheme. Rosenthal joins us to talk about their report, exactly how the Astros were cheating, and what all of this could mean for the team and the league.

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