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Yankees Involved In 'More Serious Sign-Stealing Scheme' In 2017, Rob Manfred Covered It Up
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The Yankees had a "more serious sign-stealing scheme" in 2017, Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball covered it up, Per The Athletic...
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MLB and the Yankees may submit a minimally redacted version of the letter “to protect the identity of the individuals mentioned” by noon ET on Monday, as part of the proceedings in a lawsuit brought against the league by daily fantasy sports contestants in the wake of the sign-stealing scandals in Houston and Boston. The Yankees argue the letter would cause “significant reputational injury,” Judge Jed Rakoff said in his order, and the letter is not to be unsealed until June 19, so the team has enough time to make an emergency appeal. People with knowledge of the case said it is likely the Yankees will do so.

“Plaintiffs alleged that the 2017 Press Release falsely suggested that the investigation found that the Yankees had only engaged in a minor technical infraction, whereas, according to plaintiffs, the investigation had in fact found that the Yankees engaged in a more serious, sign-stealing scheme,” Rakoff wrote Friday.

Rakoff wrote that “much of the letter’s contents have already been revealed in the 2017 Press Release.” But the plaintiffs claim the letter is revelatory, arguing it “proved Manfred’s duplicity.” Both MLB and the Yankees are seeking to keep the letter under wraps.
You can read the full report here.

(Barstool Sports)
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zoom45 months
It is part of the game. Now crucify the yanks.
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udtiger45 months
this is funny
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notslim9945 months
I got flamed for being an Astros homer when I said this last time, but...... Every team steals signs. From MLB down to Dixie league. It’s part of the game.
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It's hilarious how my Astros are the ones being punished and ridiculed because they aren't a blue blood like the Yankees, Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, It's all politics. That's all it is. The whole thing is a fricking joke.
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bayourougebengal45 months
If you got flamed for saying that, it was bc you weren't smart enough to understand it was never about the Astros stealing signs. It was about them breaking a written rule by using electronics to do so. Also the Yankees won't be in any trouble bc they already got fined in 2017 and there's nothing else in this letter. Larry Leo can shove that gotcha headline up his arse too
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vodkacop45 months
Shouldnt Manfred be fired and arrested for covering this shite up?
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TFH45 months
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Feelthebarn45 months
I played baseball for 20 years. I thought u were supposed to try and steal the signals?? If you weren't trying to steal the signals, why the hell did they have signals in the first place?
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LurkerTooLong45 months
Well well well, how the turntables...
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ATLTiger45 months
Wheels of steel, boyeee.
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elprez0045 months
Shocked. Shocked. #notreally
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Tonio45 months
Who gives a shite about baseball
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Speedy G45 months
More serious than what?
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jimbeam45 months
Whale whale whale
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tketaco45 months
Well... Well... Well....
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southernboisb45 months
Skankees cheating? Who HASN'T known this? Like that Jeffrey Loria (sp.?) bs "non" fan-interference call!!!
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offshoretrash45 months
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offshoretrash45 months
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ROPO45 months
Yankee players are hypocrites. "Wait...what?"
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DByrd245 months
Surprise, surprise.
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