As the season winds down, Major League Baseball has found itself stuck in a potentially serious scandal that surrounds two of the biggest and most decorated franchises in the game’s history.
It really is the stuff of science fiction when on Tuesday, The New York Times ran an unbelievable story that focused on the allegations that the Boston Red Sox used Apple Watches to steal signs against the New York Yankees last month, yes you read that correctly, Apple Watches.
The report read that: “The baseball inquiry began about two weeks ago, after the Yankees’ general manager, Brian Cashman, filed a detailed complaint with the commissioner’s office that included video the Yankees shot of the Red Sox dugout during a three-game series between the two teams in Boston last month.”
And while punishment isn’t expected to huge against the Red Sox, this is another example of the newest technology working against fairness in the game of baseball, a game that itself has been slower to implement said technology compared to other sports.
Now, it has been revealed that a potentially equally explosive report has been filed claiming that the Yankees themselves are being investigated for using the Yankee’s broadcast stream to zoom in on the Red Sox.
It’s a violation of MLB rules for any team to use any live broadcast feed either before games or during the game itself.