Dodgers: Perception of the 2017 World Series altered by sign stealing

Houston Astros, (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 02: Houston Astros unveil the 2017 World Series banner prior to playing the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Just when it seemed Dodgers fans were over the 2017 World Series loss, cheating allegations have come out against the Houston Astros, re-opening old wounds.

The Dodgers lost the 2017 World Series but that seems like more than two years ago and most fans were over the loss by now.  Then allegations and proof that the Astros did, in fact, steal signs electronically began to make their way all over social media.  It’s important to note that sign stealing itself is not illegal, most players and coaches try to decipher signs from the opposing team and relay them to the batter, especially if a runner is on second base.

Stealing signs via electronic means is another story.  While MLB is still investigating the issue before handing out punishment, the common belief is that the Astros used the banging of trash cans or signs from the bullpen to let their hitters know when a changeup was coming.  This occurred during the 2017 season and most notably the 2017 World Series.  So what has and hasn’t changed about the 2017 World Series since these allegations came out?