Houston Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve is showing us his shy and sensitive sides. Perhaps you heard about some of the wild information circling parts of social media. Moreover, a suspect photo emerged Thursday of Altuve appearing to wear a buzzer device under his uniform in the 2017 World Series.
The backstory is important. First, someone claiming to be the niece of Carlos Beltran emerged in the wake of his dismissal. That person – who the family said is not kin – says that Altuve and Alex Bregman among others have worn the device under their uniforms.
Don’t remember Barry Bonds wearing a buzzer! Jose Altuve on defensive after Twitter buzzer claim https://t.co/868Y6Ss71A
— Greg Bettinelli (@gregbettinelli) January 17, 2020
Then, a tweet emerged of Altuve appearing to hit a walk off home run and telling his teammates not to rip his jersey off.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) January 16, 2020
From there, footage came out of Aluve hitting the 2019 ALCS walk-off home run off Aroldis Chapman. Following the home run, he scurried into the dugout to change into a t-shirt while his teammates celebrated on the field.
Jose Altuve running off the field to privately change into LCS champs T-shirt also seems very suspect in light of recent allegations. ?
— theScore (@theScore) January 16, 2020
Next, when Ken Rosenthal asks Altuve why he did this; he said that his wife doesn’t like him having his jersey ripped off. Also, he says he is shy.
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
Soon thereafter, super agent Scott Boras came to the defense of his client with this statement.
“[Altuve] has never been involved in any information with the use of an electronic device that is triggered during the course of the game. Fans need to keep in mind that there are a lot of players who are in the spider web, but they are not the black widow just because they are a member of the team or the league.’’
Of course, that is the response you would expect from Altuve’s agent.
Still, players around the league like Tommy Pham and others tweeted the tweets above which appear to be suspect. What say you Dodgers Nation? After reviewing all the content, do you think Altuve was wearing electronics? Let us know in the comments below.