Hot Clicks: Tamiris Freitas; Toronto Blue Jays accused of stealing signs
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ESPN The Magazine released a story yesterday claiming the Blue Jays use a man in center field to steal signs and alert batters when an offspeed pitch is coming. If the allegations are true, the team might want to get someone else to steal the signs because the Jays are only 29-27 at home. Anyway, the story didn't sit well with Toronto players and fans. Catcher J.P. Arencibia voiced his displeasure on -- what else? -- Twitter and said, "Just read the dumbest article on ESPN about us getting signs? I'm hitting .200 and we get signs at home, that makes sense? #clowns" (Note to J.P., just read Hot Clicks and you won't get upset about anything.) Arencibia wasn't done and sent out a couple of more bombs. Meanwhile, Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen had some fun with this controversy. He took two coffee cups and made himself a pair of binoculars to steal signs from the bullpen. As for the fans, you can see how they felt about the report in the picture above and in this photo gallery. Very creative, folks.
UPDATE: Breaking News -- I now have full proof that the Blue Jays indeed steal signs.
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