Apparently, it isn’t just the Yankees that hate the Red Sox lately.
It’s pretty much every team in the majors after it was recently revealed they were recently caught stealing signs.
According to the Boston Globe, several league executives feel that if Major League Baseball does not come down on the Red Sox sternly for their actions that it will be a "joke."
“There are 29 other teams very interested to see what happens to the Red Sox,” says one unnamed AL general manager. “This needs to be dealt with sternly by the commissioner’s office. If it isn’t, the Red Sox got away with one.”
Not to mention it has come to light that there were multiple teams that suspected something was going on when the Red Sox were scoring late in games against teams with good bullpens. One game in particular against the Indians really had teams suspicious.
It was on August 1st when the Red Sox scored seven runs off of Cleveland’s Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and Bryan Shaw—three guys any club would love to have as closers. That’s when the Indians reportedly knew something was going on but they couldn't figure out exactly what that was because of how elaborate the system was.
Whatever happens many league executives will be anxious to hear the outcome and hoping for it to be something significant.
“The penalty has to have something in it that will deter teams from doing this again,” added one of the AL execs. “Otherwise, it means nothing.”
Yeah I can’t imagine anyone is happy about this.
Oh wait, Bill Belichick probably thinks this is awesome.
Source: Boston Globe