Yes, the MLB is actually ready to go this far. Last season, sign stealing became a big issue during a rivalry series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. New York claimed that a staff member for the Red Sox was passing information from the video room to the players through the use of an Apple Watch. Sign stealing has forever been a part of baseball, but once technology enters the picture, things get a little sketchy. Sure, a runner on second will always try to decipher pitches for the player at bat. But now, with even the fans getting involved, the MLB is going back to its most basic technology in an attempt to fix things. Major League Baseball is going to try and crack down on the problem in 2018.
Report: MLB recording dugout phone conversations to eliminate sign stealing
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