A sports team used an Apple Watch to cheat during a professional match, an investigation has reportedly revealed.
The Boston Red Sox, who I assume are a baseball team, used the device to relay messages to the men who swing bats at the ball, the New York Times said.
The cheated team, the New York Yankees, complained about the deceit that happened during a game in August.
Let’s try to untangle this: during a game of baseball, a man who tries to catch the ball sits behind the man with the bat who is trying to hit the ball. The sitting man signals to another man who throws the ball about how he would like to see the ball thrown.
Ok so far? Right. So, traditionally, the man with the bat can’t see what the sitting man is signalling, because he’s behind him, but what the New York Yankess say happened is that some other men who could see the sitting man’s signals somehow used an Apple Watch to relay the signals to the man with the bat – thus letting him know what kind of throw the throwing man was going to throw at him.
Confused? I am, because as far as I can discern you’re kind of allowed to watch what the sitting man is signalling and alert the man with the bat, anyway – so I’m not entirely sure why using the Apple Watch is such a sinful development.
Perhaps more enlightened sports fans can shed some light on it?