Cheating allegations have Sox, Yankees rivalry red hot

Nomar Mazara had a two-run homer in the nightcap for Texas, which won the first game 12-8 behind four hits from Elvis Andrus. Then came the original Fitbit bracelet in 2008 and Google Glass in 2013.

"So I mean, it's baseball, man", Pedroia added.

"MLB must rethink how it polices tech use".

Since its launch in 2015, I have often wondered if the Apple Watch would be the product destined to buck the trend.


"I don't want to go into specifics, but it's something that we suspected", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before the Yankees played the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

It seems there's a scandal brewing in baseball as the Red Sox may have already confessed to stealing the play-calling signs of the New York Yankees by using an Apple Watch.

It sounds a lot like high school students texting answers to each other on their smart watches during a test, doesn't it? This comes from a complaint filed by the Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, claiming that in a video it showed a Red Sox training staff member looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout and then relaying messages to their players. Catchers flash signals - finger signals - to the pitcher telling him what pitch to throw and where, and those signals are supposed to be out of the batter's view. The most likely penalties would be a fine and/or the loss of one or more future draft picks.

The commissioner does not think that the team should vacate any wins, due to the fact that it is very hard to determine the impact of the rule-breaking in any particular game. Weak consequences lead to more incidents. "They are going to be sure of it as soon as a hitter steps into a pitch he has no right to expect and belts it halfway into the stands". It's part of the game" Pedroia said according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. "Our adjustment to that stuff is to go out to the mound and change the signs.


"If you're not cheating, you're not trying", said a shrug- ging C. C. Sabathi a, who pitched in the last series the Yankees played against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the one that became the heart of the complaint the Yankees filed against Boston". "We will conduct a thorough investigation of the charges on both sides". This admission alone should be enough to warrant a legitimate punishment.

Yet the dugout bullpen devices do not have Internet connectivity or the ability to stream live video - to prevent the sort of activities for which Major League Baseball is investigating the Red Sox.

Joel Sherman, a baseball columnist for the New York Post, said on Twitter that MLB must clamp down on mischievous uses of technology in the sport.

"It's always been a game within a game, but the use of electronics takes it too far", Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner told reporters on Tuesday. Major League Baseball was asked to investigate. "I think that's gamesmanship". The Red Sox knowingly broke the rules and even admitted to the wrongdoing.


Dombrowski said it was the first time a team he'd worked for had been formally accused of stealing signs.


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