While the managers for the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox downplayed the sign-stealing controversy hanging over the American League Championship Series, Boston's president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski raised some concerns his club may still harbor over the investigation, which Major League Baseball said was resolved.
"I do not think that that person in the camera well was stealing signs, so I understand that was resolved," Dombrowski said in a media scrum before Game 4, per Marly Rivera of ESPN.
However, the executive shared some skepticism over the closed investigation.
"First of all," Dombrowski continued, "there was a violation: a person was in a credentialed box that shouldn't have been there; he wasn't supposed to be.
"Secondly, I don't like the implication that the Boston Red Sox are doing anything illegal, and I don't think that the issue is actually closed for Major League Baseball from what I've been advised from the commissioner's office ... So, yes, I think (the investigation is) partially closed but I don't think it's all the way closed."
Following the resolution, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow admitted that the man seen taking pictures of the opposing team's dugout was simply "playing defense" by monitoring other teams, implying either the Red Sox or Cleveland Indians were attempting to cheat.