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Red Sox caught cheating using Apple Watch
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A new chapter on the bitter rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees has begun, and it��s all revolving using the Apple Watch to cheat.
According to a New York Times Times report Major League Baseball investigators concluded that the Boston Red Sox used the smartwatch as part of a scheme to expedite hand signal information from opponents to its own players.
One of those opponents happened to be the Yankees who filed a detailed complaint showing video of a member of Red Sox training staff checking his Apple watch and subsequently offering information to players.
It's technically not illegal to steal signs from the other team, as long as players and staff solely use their natural sight.
Any kind of enhancements like binoculars, or in this case, electronic devices to obtain or expedite distributing information Is illegal.
The Red Sox didn't take the accusations laying down, though.
They've also filed a complaint with the league and are accusing the Yankees of using a camera from its Yes TC network specifically for stealing signs.
That investigation looks to be still ongoing.
There's no word yet on whether or not the Red Sox will be punished or whether smart watches could be banned in the dugout.
For now we'll keep an eye on the ball.
For CNET.com I'm Ashley Esqueda
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