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Evan Drellich: Why ‘Winning’ In Sports Doesn’t Fix Everything

Town Square looks at the fine line between cheating and competitive advantages in sports.

AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow
Manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired by the Astros following Major League Baseball’s investigation into sign stealing.

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In 2019, a journalist for The Athletic broke the sign-stealing scandal in which Astros players used an in-stadium video to identify opposing catchers signs and banged on trash cans to relay that information to batters at the plate in and after their championship season in 2017.

While the sign-stealing scandal may seem like a brazen example of cheating, the line between cheating and gaining a competitive advantage can be blurry. Some rules are arcane, others aren't enforced...until they are. And sometimes the game itself is patently unfair from the outset.

We take a walk through why athletes would risk it all on shady moves.

Guest Host:

Craig Cohen

Guest:

Evan Drellich

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