As the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal deepens, actor and New York Yankees fan Chazz Palminteri posted a video on Twitter that offers a point-by-point case on spotting a liar.
Palminteri took aim at Astros’ second basemen Jose Altuve, who has been accused of wearing a buzzer device under his jersey that tipped him off on what pitch to expect.
The buzzer device was allegedly part of the Astros’ long running sign-stealing scheme that helped the team win the 2017 World Series, and led to three straight 100-win seasons.
In October during Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees, Altuve advanced his team to the World Series when he belted a walk-off home run. As he rounded third base, he signaled for his teammates to not rip his jersey off.
Immediately following the game, Altuve was questioned about why he wanted to keep his jersey on, and offered this response:
Here's Ken Rosenthal, who broke the news of the Astros cheating scandal, asking Jose Altuve why he was telling teammates not to rip his jersey off after the walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 2019 ALCS: pic.twitter.com/xoBGX159QG
— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) January 16, 2020
Four MLB managers–A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran, who have all been implicated in the Astros scandal, were fired this week.
Now, it appears Palminteri wants Altuve added to the list:
Ken Rosenthal ask Jose Altuve the question of why he didn’t want his shirt ripped off. In the book of how to spot a liar-Liars always ask you to repeat the question-Then they laugh… Then they give you more than one answer… I rest my case @MLBNetwork @Yankees pic.twitter.com/Y70a8GXZYG
— Chazz Palminteri (@chazzpalminteri) January 17, 2020
What do you think, is he lying?