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 Post subject: Red Sox stole signs electronically from Yankees, other teams
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:37 am 
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http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2059 ... ther-teams

Taking a cue from their local NFL team?

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal opponents' signs and relay them to Boston players during games.

The New York Yankees filed a formal complaint against the Red Sox on July 18. Baseball's investigation of the Red Sox is ongoing, Manfred said from Fenway Park ahead of Boston's game against Toronto, but he expects it will be completed before the end of the regular season.

Major League Baseball does not have a policy against sign stealing, per se, Manfred said. The issue is the use of an electronic device in the dugout, which is against league rules.

After MLB corroborated the claims with its own video, the commissioner's office confronted the Red Sox, who admitted that video replay personnel were getting signs and that those were relayed to some players. The scheme had been ongoing for some weeks.

Asked whether a potential punishment for Boston could be used to deter future incidents, Manfred acknowledged it was a factor that would be weighed.

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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:48 am 
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Someone should weigh their baseballs

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Eventually they are going to have chips in their heads and/or camera lens for contact lenses, and technology will take over and this too will seem like a moot point.

I'm guessing 15-20 years.

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shoewizard wrote:
Eventually they are going to have chips in their heads and/or camera lens for contact lenses, and technology will take over and this too will seem like a moot point.



Daisy, daisy, Give me your answer, do....

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Justin wrote:
shoewizard wrote:
Eventually they are going to have chips in their heads and/or camera lens for contact lenses, and technology will take over and this too will seem like a moot point.



Daisy, daisy, Give me your answer, do....


Open the dugout door, HAL! :lol:

As for the main point... MLB needs to come down big time on the Red Sox; and not just a paltry fine (unless it is a percentage of revenues of the team). Maybe ding them a few first-round draft choices, and award them to one of the regular cellar-dwellers in the AL. Even better: ding them a first-round choice, give it as an extra to one of the worst teams, AND make the Red Sox pay for the player drafted by said receiving team! Hah! That should make everybody think twice about repeating what has happened here.

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