Did Jose Altuve have wires under his jersey concealing some sort of cheating device during Game 6 of the 2019 ALCS? The MLB Internet investigators are concentrating on this video today where Altuve motions to his teammates not to tear off his jersey on his way home after hitting the game-winning home run off Aroldis Chapman. The thing is, the conspiracy theorists have been pretty spot-on during this whole Astros cheating scandal. It’s not far fetched to believe the theory that Altuve was wearing a buzzer.
Let’s go to the video and hear Ken Rosenthal ask Altuve about motioning to his jersey.
Here's Ken Rosenthal, who broke the news of the Astros cheating scandal, asking Jose Altuve why he was telling teammates not to rip his jersey off after the walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 2019 ALCS: pic.twitter.com/xoBGX159QG
— Kyle Kondor ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) January 16, 2020
Altuve’s response is that he’s “shy” and that the “last time, I got in trouble with my wife”. OK.
There’s also video floating around of Altuve getting off the field as fast as possible while his teammates celebrate. We now know at the bottom of those steps is where the Astros had been running their trash can banging system.
On top of the adrenaline pumping and telling ur teammates not to rip your jersey off, your the first one to go into the clubhouse while everyone else celebrates on the field and puts the shirt on over the jersey? Jose Altuve clearly has wires under his jersey. pic.twitter.com/Gb1JNJqc3A
— James (@JamesZeht) January 16, 2020
This is allegedly the device, according to the truthers:
Jose Altuve accused of wearing a buzzer on his right shoulder by @Jomboy_'s sources and Carlos Beltran's niece.
Here's a picture from the 2017 World Series–could this be it? pic.twitter.com/qyYdwSed3l
— Boy Howdy (@BoyHowdyESPN) January 16, 2020
🗣🗣 Altuve and Bregman wore buzzers all season 🗣🗣 pic.twitter.com/wBzclCkkPS
— Richie 〽 (@RichieAndStuff) January 16, 2020