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The Red Sox have invented a new way to embarrass themselves.

Earlier today, the NY Times reported that investigators for Major League Baseball have determined that the Boston Red Sox have executed a scheme to steal hand signals from opponents’ catchers by using an Apple Watch.

Yankees general manager, Brian Cashman, filed a complaint two weeks ago with the commissioner’s office that include video that the Yankees captures during a series against the Red Sox last month. The video reportedly showed a member of the Red Sox training staff looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout and then relaying messages to the players. The Red Sox players were then aware of what pitch was going to be thrown.

The commissioner’s office then confronted the Red Sox about the allegations and then the Red Sox admitted they received signals from video replay personnel and relayed that information to players. The Red Sox also filed a complain of their own today and alleged that the Yankees were using cameras from Yes Network to steal signals from the Red Sox during games. The Yankees quickly denied those allegations.

Amazingly, the Red Sox told investigators that neither Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski or coach John Farrell were aware of the scheme. The clips submitted to the commissioner’s office show Red Sox assistant athletic trainer, Jon Jochim, looking at his Apple Watch and then relaying information to Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt. People in baseball are now asking for commissioner Rob Manfred to take away some of the Red Sox victories this year. That seems unlikely, but the Red Sox will most likely receive a fine and lose some draft picks.

John Farrell spoke about the situation today and for the first time in his life, he had very little to say.

What amazes me about this whole situation is how putrid the Red Sox have been with runners in scoring position against the Yankees. So, they actually knew what pitches were coming and still failed miserably. Boston got their asses kicked in the series over the weekend against New York. They lost 3 out of 4 and Chris Sale got his face kicked in once again. John Farrell decided to leave Sale in the game for some unknown reason, even though Sale has a well-documented history of wearing down towards the end of the season.

I find it impossible to believe that John Farrell did not know about this scheme. I can buy that Dave Dombrowski didn’t know about, as he is far to busy failing spectacularly at building a bullpen and admiring his ridiculous chin. As for Farrell, it is embarrassing either way. He either knew about the scheme and still was in charge of a team that has no idea how to drive runners. Even scarier, he was completely unaware of it and is even more of a moron than we all think he is.

The Red Sox are currently 2.5 games ahead of the Yankees in the A.L. East. The odds of them completely missing the playoffs are slim-to-none. Having said that, they are a remarkably frustrating team to watch. They consistently fail to advance runners on the bases and run the bases like the bloated drunk guy in a softball league. It is almost a guarantee that a Red Sox player will get caught with his pants down running the bases and be gunned down by about 20 feet. Through all of these mind-numbing mistakes, they were cheating as well. Brilliant.

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