You can’t buy this kind of publicity. Well, maybe Apple can.
From Wednesday’s New York Times:
The Yankees, who had long been suspicious of the Red Sox’ stealing catchers’ signs in Fenway Park, contended the video showed a member of the Red Sox training staff looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout. The trainer then relayed a message to other players in the dugout, who, in turn, would signal teammates on the field about the type of pitch that was about to be thrown, according to the people familiar with the case…
Boston’s manager, John Farrell, said he was aware that the players were trying to steal signs but said that he did not know they were using electronics.
“I’m aware of the rule,” Mr. Farrell said. “Electronic devices are not to be used in the dugout. Beyond that, all I can say is it’s a league matter at this point.”
Me, I can just see Tim Cook flashing his Apple Watch and showing the guys what it can do.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 10, 2017