In one of the stranger sports stories you’ll ever hear, the FBI is investigating whether or not the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into the Houston Astros internal networks to learn more about Houston’s player personnel. The investigation is ongoing, but if it proven to be founded, it would have to go down as the silliest thing a franchise could do. How much real advantage would that even give you on the field? And can you image the penalty handed down from commission Rob Manfred?
The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, hacked into internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player personnel.
Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.
H/T: NY Times