Mon(k)eyball Podcast Ep 1: The Astros Scandal

MonkeySport’s Jason Felts and BaseballMonkey’s Will Shumate sit down with the rest of the digital content team (Tyler Dowd – Hockey, Graisen Eatchel – Goalie, Hank Likes – Lacrosse) to discuss the history of cheating in baseball, primarily the most recent cheating scandals surrounding the Astros. They discuss the punishment that was handed down to the Astros by commissioner Rob Manfred after completion of MLB’s investigation of the Astros using technology to steal signs in 2017 (6:45). Hank from LacrosseMonkey chimes in with his “hot take” on what the Astros punishment really should have been (17:21). This episode wraps up with a discussion on whether or not steroid use in baseball is worse than using technology to steal signs, and with that in mind, should steroid era players like Barry Bonds be allowed into the Hall of Fame or not (34:50).