On Baseball: The Ancient Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Gets a High-Tech Boost

Naturally, the Yankees are upset about this, and the Red Sox think it is garbage. The Yankees saw their ace relievers bruised for 13 hits and 10 runs across nine innings in an August series at Fenway, when the Red Sox took two of three games. Boston’s healthy, confident swings seemed suspicious to Yankees officials, who found video evidence of electronic shenanigans in the Red Sox dugout.

Sign stealing is widely accepted in baseball, as long as it is done through keen observation and conveyed manually. It is the responsibility of the pitcher and catcher to properly conceal their signs. Most players would fault themselves for allowing their signs to be decoded. Everyone wants an edge.


Sonny Gray pitching for the Yankees in a game at Fenway Park last month. The Red Sox won two of three games in the series and hit the Yankees hard.

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All teams use video analysts who are readily accessible to players before, after and during games. Those analysts study catchers’ signs and sequences and can have their findings physically relayed to the…

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