A fan dressed as Colonel Sanders was in Toronto for Friday's Angels-Blue Jays tilt, holding a sign in reference to this week's allegations that the Blue Jays steal signs at Rogers Centre. The fan, a male dressed in a white suit with the Colonel's trademark black glasses, held a sign that read, "I'm too chicken to steal signs," with "chicken" in red ink. Toronto was accused of stealing signs in a report by ESPN The Magazine on Wednesday. Anonymous players from an unnamed team, according to the article, said the Blue Jays used a man dressed in white to relay signs from the centre-field seats.
The Blue Jays have denied the allegations. "This whole thing is stupid," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said during a news conference on Wednesday. "It's unbelievable that we're even sitting here to talk about this."
The Angels beat the Blue Jays, 5-1, in Friday's series opener.