An impressive bit of detective work has been done by Chris St. John of Steal Of Home, who has used clues from today’s ridiculous ESPN The Magazine article to pinpoint the game from the spring of 2010 in which a team’s relievers spotted “the man in white” and accused Jose Bautista of stealing signs.
Not only that, but he believes he’s spotted the man himself from the TV broadcast– who, based on the fact that he left his seat late in the game, as the anonymously-quoted relievers claimed, would be the middle man of the three circled in the picture above (click to enlarge it, and check Steal Of Home for more images– like one of the empty seat, in case you haven’t got your fill of seeing those at Rogers Centre over the last 18 goddamn years).
More impressive about the detective work is that it was completed before Jose Bautista spoke to the media this afternoon– and as John Lott of the National Post tweets, Bautista confirms that the White Sox were indeed the team who made the accusation.
So… who is this man? Is it you? Were you at the Rogers Centre on April 13th of last year for a Jays 4-2 win over Chicago? Is the article maybe less horseshit than we’d like to think? Would a Blue Jays fan actually dare leave the ballpark before the conclusion of the game? Could the Jays possibly be the shittiest cheaters in the history of baseball?