Red Sox beat Blue Jays in 19-Innings Without the Aid of Apple Watch (we think)
The Boston Red Sox were headline grabbers on Tuesday for all the wrong reasons. Those headlines---charges they cheated with the use of an "Apple Watch" during the season overshadowed their game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Sox and the Jays went 19-innings in a game that started Tuesday just after 7pm. It ended Wednesday morning a little after 1 a.m. on a bloop single by Hanley Ramirez.
The New York Times reported Major League Baseball had launched an investigation and found clear evidence the Red Sox used signals from other teams sent via text to a team trainer wearing an Apple Watch on the bench. Those messages were relayed and used tip hitters as to what pitch was coming.
The investigation came after Yankees G.M Brian Cashman filed a complaint with the league after game video showed evidence something strange was afoot.
According to the Times--after the league was able to corroborate the report via game replay cameras, they confronted the Red Sox who admitted what they'd done.
No word yet on a penalty--Boston leads the A.L East by 3.5 games at the time we produce this story. It will be really, really interesting to see how the punishment is doled out.
And yes, the inevitable jokes already have been made--did Bill Belichick and the Patriots give the Red Sox tips on how to cheat or use video to help themselves???