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Outside The Confines: Card captors

Rays outfielder sparks Jays outrage when he sees their pitching plan

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In a game where pitchers will allow a runner to steal third, simply because a man at second might be able to see the signs shared between pitcher and catcher, it should come as no surprise that one of the biggest stories of the week involves a team seeing their rival’s pitching plan.

After a sixth-inning score in Monday’s game, Kiermaier evidently picked up a gameplan card that had fallen from Jays’ catcher Alejandro Kirk’s wristband. Kiermaier ultimate took the card back to the Rays dugout, and later told the press, “I never even looked at it, I’ll say that. But at the same time, I’m not going to drop it or hand it back.”

You can see the incident here:

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