By now, most baseball fans have heard about the Red Sox reportedly being caught red-headed by the Yankees — and, in turn, Major League Baseball — . The story has legs and will continue to be in headlines at least until MLB hands down a punishment, which will be deemed too much by Red Sox fans and not enough by most other fan bases.
The story took a hilariously silly turn on Wednesday morning, too. The Red Sox believe that the Yankees, led by club president Randy Levine, are “going out of their way to mess with” the Red Sox, per a CSN New England report.
It gets better, though. From CSNNE:
After Doug Fister’s outing Friday at Yankee Stadium in a 4-1 Red Sox win, the Yankees went to MLB with a complaint about what they thought to be an earpiece — some sort of impermissible audio device — that Fister was using, baseball sources with knowledge of the complaint told CSNNE.
The problem here is that it was a mouthpiece. Seriously. Here’s a screengrab (hat-tip CSNNE):
That’s pretty gross, no? Eh, whatever, it’s not important right now.
Let’s summarize the reports from the last 24 hours:
- The Red Sox were using an Apple Watch on a trainer to steal signs in Fenway Park.
- The Red Sox counter-claim that the Yankees use YES cameras to steal signs in Yankee Stadium.
- The Yankees complained to MLB that Doug Fister was using an audio device on his ear.
- Fister was wearing his mouthpiece on his ear.
- The Red Sox think the Yankees are harassing them.
Man, this is great. The rivalry had kind of been stale for a while and now it’s a laughable feud.
What will come out next? The betting windows are open!