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June 16, 2015

DataGate Hits St. Louis Cardinals

by Larry Leek

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.

The New York Times reported today that the St. Louis Cardinals are being investigated by the FBI for hacking into the Houston Astros network database, where they were able to steal information about the team, Including stats and other team info.

Major League Baseball has cooperated through out and The Cardinals/Astros have all issued statements saying they have fully cooperated with the investigation as well, which actually started last year after some of the stolen information was posted anonymously online.


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According to the NY Times, both the FBI and Justice League both have evidence that unidentified Cardinal officials tapped into the Astros data base where they was able to gain access to statistics, scouting reports and internal discussions about players, trades and other proprietary information.

Also noted, was the fact that Both the Cardinals and Major League Baseball have been served with subpoenas, the Times reported, but no actions have YET been taken against the officials under investigation.

So Does this violation put the Cardinals up there with a team like the New England Patriots?

This is Whats On My Sports Mind about this subject….

This won’t take long.

So DataGate has hit MLB and the St. Louis Cardinals? I’m at a loss for words here. I mean here we got the St. Louis Cardinals, who have been on top of the baseball world off and on as World Series champs a number of times (11) and as recently as 2006 and 2011, they also made the post season 11 of 15 times just since 2000 of their total 27 years making the post season, on the other hand the Astros have only had 9-post season appearances TOTAL going all the way back to 1980 and they have NEVER won a World Series. Their ONLY appearance in a World Series was in 2005 when they were swept by the Chicago White Sox????

The Cardinals franchise has had little issues EVER, so will baseball fans start comparing them to the New England Patriots, who are guilty of all kinds of gate violations? Well My Sports Mind tells me it’s HIGHLY possible, I mean rivals WILL be rivals right? SO!

NOW, Someone needs to explain to ME why the Cardinals need to be datagating the Houston Astros? My Sports Mind Tells ME, I need to ask are they sure it wasn’t the other way around? Cause the way My Sports Mind ticks, I would think the Astros could take a few pointers from the Card’s. So who ever the NEW comer in the Cardinals organization happens to be, I got only one question for you.

1. Are You CRAZY?

Well lets make that two maybe three questions….

2. Did you work for and are you STILL working for the Astros?

3. What could you POSSIBLY have against the way the Cardinals Prestigious organization has  been running things through out their HISTORY?

That’s ALL I got on this….So,

Whats On Your Sports Mind about this subject?



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