The Dodgers’ organist played “I Saw The Sign” by Ace of Base during Josh Reddick’s at-bat.
The song was in reference to Reddick’s involvement with the Astros 2017 sign-stealing scandal.
Dodgers fans also booed Reddick every time he came up to bat.
Los Angeles Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle busted out some early 90s nostalgia at the expense of Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Josh Reddick on Thursday night at Dodgers Stadium.
Reddick, a former Houston Astro who was part of the 2017 sign-stealing scandal, didn’t get the warmest of welcomes by the Dodgers’ faithful, as they booed him heavily during each of his at bats.
But Ruehle added some musical humor to the jeering by playing his rendition of the 1993 pop hit “I Saw The Sign” by Ace of Base in the fourth inning during Reddick’s second plate appearance.
The Astros’ 2017 scandal cheated multiple teams and players out of fair competition, but arguably none more than the Dodgers, whom the Astros defeated in the World Series that year.
After a lengthy investigation in 2019, MLB concluded that the Astros used illegal surveillance technology and banged on trashcans to steal the signs of opposing pitchers.
Former Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were each handed a year-long suspension for their involvement in the scandal and were subsequently fired.
Current Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was also implicated in the scandal and was credited for inventing the Astros’ illegal technology. Cora was also suspended and fired by the Red Sox but was re-hired by the organization this year.
Astros players have been getting hit by pitches dating back to last year in retaliation for cheating. Since fans have returned to ballparks in 2021, the team has also been booed often.
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