Houston Astros hit with historic punishments in cheating scandal

The commissioner confirmed that the team had stolen pitching signs, using a camera in the outfield stands that could see the catcher's signs to the pitcher.
1:22 | 01/14/20

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Next tonight here, the major league bomb shell. The Houston Astros severely punished tonight for cheating, stealing signs during their world series season, with with help from a camera trained on the field. Here's will Carr. The Houston Astros are world Reporter: Tonight, the 2017 world series champion Houston Astros revealed to be cheaters. The team hit with historic punishments. We broke the rules. We accept the punish. Reporter: Shortly after major league baseball suspended anger A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow for next season, the Astros owner fired them. I've had a lot of tough days over the years, but yeah, this is a tough one. Reporter: The commissioner confirms the team stole pitching signs using a camera in the outfield stands that could see the catcher's signal to the pitcher. An astro would allegedly sit at this table just feet away from home plate with a monitor of the camera feed and bang on this garbage can to let the batter know the signal. The Astros face a record $5 million fine and lose several top draft picks over the next two years. The investigation now turns to the red sox, the 2018 champions, and manager Alex Cora, who played for the Astros in 2017. Here in los answer lets, the dodgers both the world series to the Astros in 2017 and to the red sox in 2018. One dodger says they may have lost, but they did it the right way. David? All right, will Carr tonight. Thank you.

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