Wednesday, September 06, 2017
There are times when use of new technology is not good. It is cheating. The Boston Red Sox are finding that out after using Apple watches to steal signs from Yankee catchers. It was a clever scheme, but now Major League Baseball will weigh in to determine the punishment the Red Sox will receive for doing it. Sign stealing is a long practiced craft in baseball, and it is allowable as long as one doesn't use a technical means for doing it. The Red Sox now have a reputational issue for going high-tech. Their fans might laugh it off, but the rest of the league won't. Opponents will scrutinize their actions at every game and call foul should the least bit of on-field play seem wrong.