/Chris Archer, Marcus Stroman rip Astros over sign-stealing scandal: It was all a facade

Chris Archer, Marcus Stroman rip Astros over sign-stealing scandal: It was all a facade

The takes continue to roll in from players around baseball in the wake of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.

Quote-tweeting a message from New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman, Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chris Archer wondered where the Astros’ “swag” went and said “it was all a facade the whole time, the act, the game. All of it.”

Stroman had shared a video of himself pitching against Houston in 2017 during which there seems to be the noise of a garbage can banging, part of the Astros’ scheme to relay signs to hitters.

“I remember wondering how these guys were laying off some of my nasty pitches,” Stroman said. “Relaying all my signs in live speed to the batter. Ruining the integrity of the game. These dudes were all about the camera and social media. Now, they’re all quiet!”