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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:52 pm
... and does it matter if the cheating contributed to the losses?

How would you know, really? Sure it should help if you knew the next pitch was going to be a slider, but you still have to hit it. And your pitcher still has to get the other team out. And players can't drop infield flies or fumble a ball at the warning strip, or strike out. I think there are way too many variable to say definitively that without the stolen signals the Dodgers would have won.

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Should the Astros lose their World Series title?

I'm not making any predictions, but the Los Angeles Dodgers COULD win the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles.
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:50 pm
If they took away the title, would they not just vacate it? I don't think they ought to give it to the losing team.
Idk. What's happened to Bowl records when colleges have gotten the death penalty, and does it matter if the cheating contributed to the losses?

If I was an LAD fan I would claim that title, regardless ;) .
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:23 pm
How would you know, really? Sure it should help if you knew the next pitch was going to be a slider, but you still have to hit it. And your pitcher still has to get the other team out. And players can't drop infield flies or fumble a ball at the warning strip, or strike out. I think there are way too many variable to say definitively that without the stolen signals the Dodgers would have won.
You wouldn't, but I THINK if a team is caught cheating during a game it's assumed that it affected the outcome, a forfeit is called and the victimized team wins.

I'm pretty sure that in the Olympics, horse and auto racing cheaters are DQed and the #2s are declared the winners.
Speaking of Rudy, WTF?

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I'm pretty sure that in the Olympics, horse and auto racing cheaters are DQed and the #2s are declared the winners.
Horse racing, yes. Nascar usually just fines them money and points, but they also say "If you ain't cheatin' you ain't tryin'" so maybe they're the odd one out. Dunno about F1 and Indy. Tour de France vacated Armstrong's titles without giving it to someone else, but twice since has give the title to the runner-up.

I don't care much either way, but I'd probably vote for just stripping the title and taking back anything that came from the win.

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:33 pm
... I don't care much either way, but I'd probably vote for just stripping the title and taking back anything that came from the win.
I don't care, either, just wondering 'What if?'
Speaking of Rudy, WTF?

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Nah, there won't be a decline in ticket sales.
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