How Do You Like Them Apples? — Red Sox’ Discovered New Way To Steal Signs

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The Red Sox just pulled the most ‘Red Sox’ move ever. The Red Sox reportedly used an Apple watch to steal signs from the Yankees.

Four Red Sox players are under investigation for the incident involving the Apple Watch, and it’s not so much the sign stealing that is getting these players into trouble.

The MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred, said that the Sox were being cooperative in the investigation after a report from the New York Times was published on Tuesday. The report also explains that there is no rule that makes it illegal for a team to take signs from another team.

However, there is a rule that does not allow MLB teams to use electronic devices while in the dugout. According to USA TODAY Sports, the investigation also includes the use of cell phones in the dugout and the practice involved more than one team.

The Yankees videotaped the Sox in the act during a game at Fenway Park. According to the New York Times, the video shows the Red Sox assistant athletic trainer Jon Jochim looking at his watch and then giving the signals to the players.

The MLB recently approved having tablets in the dugout when they agreed to a deal with Apple, and the devices would be an iPad Pro. The devices, however, cannot have internet connectivity in an attempt to prevent the kind of investigation the Red Sox are currently under.