Aaron Judge tweets reaction to Astros’ sign-stealing scandal
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took to Twitter Tuesday night to issue a humorously nonplussed reaction to the bombshell sign-stealing scandal currently plaguing the Houston Astros organization.
The allegations surrounding how the Astros apparently employed an electronically sophisticated campaign to steal signs during the team’s run to a World Series title in 2017 were first brought to light in a piece published earlier this week by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic.
Judge, whose Yankees squad was eliminated in seven games in the 2017 ALCS by an Astros team now shrouded by a cloud of controversy, tweeted out a muted but fitting reaction to the ongoing scandal.
Wait… what….? https://t.co/z4i9MHTAVr— Aaron Judge (@TheJudge44) November 12, 2019
Judge was not the only MLB player to share his thoughts on the situation as the story blew up this week. Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish, who took a beating in the 2017 World Series at the hands of an Astros lineup now accused of stealing signs when still a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, delivered an amusing tweet about the simmering scandal.
Why am I tranding?— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) November 12, 2019
Do people finally realize I'm cool? pic.twitter.com/ji73rT9ram
Both the Astros and Major League Baseball have announced investigations into the sign-stealing allegations, and odds are it will be some time before any findings — not to mention any resulting punishment on the league’s side of things — are revealed.
That means there’s still plenty of time for other MLB stars, among others, to deliver some potshots at the Astros’ expense before the investigations are completed.