Boston Red Sox caught red-handed using Apple Watch to steal signs

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I don’t know if baseball was one of the sports that Apple originally targeted when it created the Apple Watch, but it has nevertheless found a home there, according to the New York Times. On Tuesday afternoon the newspaper reported that Major League Baseball determined that the Boston Red Sox “executed a scheme to illicitly steal hand signals from opponents’ catchers” against a number of teams.

Victimized teams include the New York Yankees, whose general manager filed the complaint with the league. At issue are the coded signs that catchers send pitchers during games. The Yankees apparently believe that the Red Sox had been stealing those signs and were using Apple Watches as a way to discreetly pass that information on to their players. After all, it’s easier to hit the ball if you have a good idea where to find it.

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