Both Sides of the Ball

Exploring the nuances of 'cheating' in golf (and in baseball)

Both Sides of the Ball

In 2014, Ben Reiter, then a Sports Illustrated baseball writer, wrote a cover story predicting that the Houston Astros, one of Major League Baseball's worst teams, would win the World Series in three years. After the Astros fulfilled his prediction in 2017, Reiter detailed the team's rise in his book "Astroball." When it was discovered that the Astros had operated an elaborate sign-stealing system that many viewed as cheating, Reiter set out to uncover the truth of the scandal with a six-part podcast. With hosts Bo Van Pelt and Farrell Evans, Reiter discusses the nuances of cheating in baseball and golf and how the podcast gave him a second chance at getting the story right. 

Hit the play button above to listen, and look for more new episodes of "Both Sides of the Ball" coming soon to the Morning Read Podcast Network.


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