On Wednesday, speculation developed that not only did the Astros use technology to steal signs, they allegedly used wearable devices that would buzz to alert them which pitch was coming. Jose Altuve, who hit a walkoff homer to send Houston to the World Series, was one player mentioned in regards to the wearables.
“As he approaches home plate after his pennant-clinching homer, Altuve clearly and demonstrably tells his awaiting teammates not to yank off his jersey. When asked why during an on-field interview with Fox Sports, Altuve laughs and says, “I don’t know. I’m too shy. Last time they did that, I got in trouble with my wife.”
If nothing else, we know Pete Alonso doesn’t use wearables. And he doesn’t believe anyone else on the club does, either. He yanks off shirts whenever possible.