Look, everyone knows that stealing signs is part of the game, but I'm not sure it's something that should be celebrated either. It's a fine article and interesting, but nothing is mentioned about the consequences. Is a guy getting one in the ear just part of the game?
With all the unwritten rules of baseball and discussion of the Frankie Francisco incident - including some of the most idiotic commentary ever from John Kruk - it seems that baseball should once again be focusing on the great races, the great players, and the great game rather than something that is technically illegal.
I'm not faulting the author. Writing about baseball gets drudgerous at times and this was certainly different. I'm just not sure it's not the same as writing an article on ways to hide vaseline and emory boards.