Boswell: No ballplayer has more integrity than Cal Ripken Jr. He’s not too hard on the Astros.
“Teams seem to have forgotten how to solve the cheating problem.”
Oh, really, part 2. Do tell.
Between innings, Ripken said, pitcher and catcher agree that on a certain pitch, the signal will be for a curveball low and away. But pitcher and catcher both know that the pitch will really be a fastball up-and-in. If nobody’s cheating, nobody gets hurt. “
But if you’re striding out to get to a curveball away,” Ripken said, “and you realize at the last instant that it’s a high fastball that’s following you in, and your face is diving right into its path, your life passes before your eyes. “Not too many guys want to ‘get pitches’ after that.”