Cubs' Ben Zobrist denies Grandal's accusation of stealing Dodgers' signs

The Dodgers of course won Game 2 of the NLCS in Chicago behind the artful pitching of Clayton Kershaw, but they weren't entirely pleased by baseball events on that night. As previously noted in this space, Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal accused the Cubs in general and Ben Zobrist in particular of stealing signs during the game.

In advance of Game 3 in L.A., though, Zobrist responded to the accusation on Twitter:


Zobrist tells ESPN's Jayson Stark

that, yes, he's tried to steal signs before but that he's never been quite able to pull it off. Whatever the case, this is all to be expected. Teams are obviously going to try to steal signs. It's in-game espionage, and as long as attempts to steal sign are confined to the fields and dugouts, there's nothing untoward about it. It's on the battery to ensure that signs are decoded.

In any event, you can probably expect a hefty round of booing for Zobrist at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night.

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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