How a Lie Detector Test Carried Out by Private Detectives Cardiff Can Find Out the Truth in Any Situation Including a Minor Baseball Scandal

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Private Detectives Cardiff gives information about Lie Detector Test services in light of recent Telegraph article ‘Boston Red Sox Pitcher Jon Lester accused of cheating with Vaseline in World Series against St Louis Cardinals’

To discover whether Lester was telling the truth, a polygraph examiner from Private Detectives Cardiff would attach the various sensors to his body.

When the investigators at the Private Detectives Cardiff ( read an article in The Telegraph on 25 October, they wondered why nobody employed a lie detector to get to the truth. According to the article, during the first game of the baseball World Series, someone took a photograph of Jon Lester, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, with a green substance inside of his glove. A minor-leaguer, Tyler Melling, affiliated with the Cardinals baseball team sent a Twitter message questioning the substance. He wondered if the substance was Vaseline. Major League Baseball rules strictly forbid a pitcher to apply any substance to a ball during a game. Lester insisted that it was simply resin which he sometimes uses to control excess sweating that can get in the way of proper pitching. Using resin for this purpose is legal. Lester firmly denies that he used any substance on the ball itself.

This minor baseball scandal cannot be easily proven or disproven. It is clearly a matter of “he said vs. he said” with only vague photographic evidence. Much in life turns out in a similar fashion and answers are not always decisive. On reading the article, the private investigators in the UK wondered why Lester did not simply agree to a lie detector test. Without a definite answer, rumours could potentially plague this athlete for the rest his career. And for the people of Boston, the World Series is sacred. It would be reassuring to the fans to know, for sure, that their win came honestly. While lie detector results are not always welcome as evidence in a courtroom, they are often used to aid an investigation. Governmental investigative agencies around the world trust them to help them discover the truth.

Chief investigator at Private Detectives Cardiff, Tommy Irwin described the process by saying,
“To discover whether Lester was telling the truth, a polygraph examiner from Private Detectives Cardiff would attach the various sensors to his body. Polygraph machines measures involuntary human reactions that occur when something stresses a person. Stress happens when one is lying. The machine measures respiration, sweatiness, blood pressure, and heart rate.”

Irwin went on to say that the lie detector examiner would first ask Lester control questions which would help set up a baseline. The questions would be obvious truthful statements and lies to show how Lester’s body would react to both. The examiner would then begin to ask the pitcher a series of questions designed to be simple enough to exclude any interpretation but one. At some point he would ask a question similar to: “Did you use Vaseline any of the balls you pitched during the first game of the World Series?” By this time, the examiner would be able to tell from the polygraph if Lester was telling the truth or not.

There are many potential purposes for lie detector tests apart from resolving scandals in American baseball. Tommy Irwin and his private detective colleagues at Private Detectives Cardiff ( have used lie detector tests in many of their investigations including those that involve embezzlement, marital infidelity, paternity, corporate espionage and many others. They have found the polygraph machine to be a reliable way to help allay suspicions of all kinds and to gain information important to an investigation. If you require the assistance of a private detective please contact Tommy Irwin on 0292 099 0136.

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