In the world of technology, everything around you is advancing faster than you can ever imagine, and apparently the Red Sox are being accused of stealing signs using the latest technology from Apple.
The New York Times‘ Michael S. Schmidt reported the Red Sox “executed a scheme to illicitly steal hand signals from opponents’ catchers in games against the second-place Yankees and other teams.”
Specifically, Schmidt reported MLB opened an investigation into Boston’s illicit activity after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman submitted a video to the league office that purportedly “showed a member of the Red Sox training staff looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout and then relaying a message to players, who may have then been able to use the information to know the type of pitch that was going to be thrown when they were hitting.”
Well look at that, talk about the greatest Apple Watch commercial of all time huh? Look at that torrid pace the Red Sox were on as of late, was it all due to an Apple Watch? This is absolute bananas. There’s no chance this is actually happening. Do you know how fast this would all have to happen? Once the catcher puts down his fingers, the pitch comes less than 2 seconds later. You mean to tell me someone’s talking/typing something to send to an apple watch in the dugout, then relayed to the batter all within that time? No chance in HELL.
It’s going to be interesting where this story goes from here.