Did you see the Center Field Light last night?
Facilities staff worked on something on the center field wall that attracted the attention of the umpires during the sixth inning in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. That light was something that made people think twice, considering the Astros history of cheating.
You can see the Center field light here:
In the previous inning, umpires got together because they noticed a light coming from center field. The light eventually disappeared. pic.twitter.com/OukpZojL4b
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 20, 2021
Apparently it was some reflective tape:
“I know that Alex Cora had said something about the light out in center, and then he came over to me and said it really wasn’t a light,” Baker said after the Astros’ 9-1 win. “It wasn’t in anybody’s eyes or point of vision or distraction. It was some reflective tape that somebody had put out there. It looked like a light shining off the lights, but I didn’t really see it. I didn’t have the angle to see it.”
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Although @FS1 cameras showed what appeared to be a flashlight moving around behind the outfield wall, Astros manager Dusty Baker knew exactly what it was and said Cora was the one who pointed it out to him.https://t.co/7kkias0mmT
— Chron (@chron) October 21, 2021
But there’s still people trying to figure out what the light really was:
Hey, I know the managers were talking about a piece of tape on the wall. But the broadcast showed an actual light behind a screen. Has anyone asked or looked into that? I'm sure right after the game the managers had not seen the broadcast.
— Stephanie Stradley (@StephStradley) October 21, 2021
It seems as though Fox was wrong about that light and that’s not what the umpires and managers were talking about at all. Still no explanation for it yet, though.
— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) October 21, 2021
Of course they were also accused of using whistling to cheat as well.
Astros Now Being Accused of Cheating with Whistling 😙https://t.co/DhEs4HRmBV
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) October 21, 2021
The Astros made their bed, now they have to lie in it.