The Red Sox have been a hot mess over the past week, and now they are being accused of cheating. Hmmm a Boston sports team being accused of cheating? I have not heard that one before. Well this is far more than just a rumor. According too Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times, the Red Sox have been being investigated for the past two weeks, after Yankee’s general manager Brian Cashman filled a detailed complaint. The complaint included video that the Yankees shot of the Red Sox dugout a in a three game series between the two, last month.
“Investigators for Major League Baseball have determined that the Boston Red Sox, who are in first place in the American League East and likely headed to the playoffs, executed a scheme to illicitly steal hand signals from opponents’ catchers in games against the second-place Yankees and other teams, according to several people briefed on the matter.” – New York Times, Michael S. Schmidt
Come on Red Sox….. I literally just tweeted last night “ The Sox need to start figuring s%$* out” . Little did I know, that they were being investigated for stealing signals from opposing teams by use of electronics. No one knows what will be implemented as a punishment for the Sox. Could the MLB take a win or two away from them? If so, that would be so crazy and make the AL East closer than it already is. Taking away wins would be highly unusual and probably will not happen. The Red Sox will probably have to pay a fine and lose a draft pick/two. What this allegation does do is fuel the fire between the Yankees and Red Sox as the last month of Baseball starts.
As always, tune into our next podcast on this latest scandal between the Sox and Yankees.
Written By: Connor Strayer (@Big_C19)