Ben Reiter called the Astros' title, but says he couldn't have seen the signs of cheating in advance

“Astro-damus” is what they called Ben Reiter in 2017, after he had foretold the Astros’ World Series title with a Sports Illustrated cover story three years earlier. That sparked a rush of interest in his work and a New York Times bestseller, “Astroball” that promised a revealing account of the forward thinking, risk-taking organization’s worst-to-first reversal.Now, imagine Reiter’s conundrum: The Astros laureate couldn’t hear the resounding gong of the trash can. After Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal’s The Athletic expose on Houston’s sign-stealing scheme, Reiter announced “The Edge,” a six-…

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