Back to the New York Yankees Newsfeed

Astros manager AJ Hinch says talk of whistling to signal pitches a 'joke'

NEW YORK -- The quiet spaces between actual games in the ALCS have increasingly become filled with topics related to pitch tipping, sign stealing and other aspects of gamesmanship, much of it pointed at the Houston Astros. Finally, after one accusation too many, Astros manager AJ Hinch's patience with the subject seems to have worn thin.

"I think it's kind of funny,'' Hinch said during a teleconference on Wednesday, when Game 4 between Houston and the New York Yankees was postponed because of rain. He seemed less amused on Thursday.

"We talked about this the other day," Hinch said.