Mr. Brian Cashman September 14, 2017 Page 2
then bodily relayed the info to the Yankees’ dugout. that in that very same time interval, in sure stadiums on the highway the place the video room was not proximate to the dugout, used the cellphone line in the replay room to orally present real-time details about opposing Club’s indicators to Yankee coaches on the bench.
Section VI(C)(2)(c) of the Replay Review Regulations (2-14) offers as follows:
The dugout cellphone will probably be related to the video overview location. If the dugout cellphone doesn’t work at any level throughout the recreation, upon notifying the house plate Umpire, the Manager shall be permitted to talk together with his Club’s video overview location by way of walkie-talkie. On-field personnel in the dugout might not focus on any situation with people of their video overview room utilizing the dugout cellphone aside from whether or not to problem a play topic to video Replay Review.
The Yankees’ use of the dugout cellphone to relay details about an opposing Club’s indicators throughout the 2015 season, and a part of the 2016 season, constitutes a fabric violation of the Replay Review Regulations. By utilizing the cellphone in the video overview room to instantaneously transmit info relating to indicators to the dugout in violation of the Regulations, the Yankees have been ready to present real-time info to their gamers relating to an opposing Club’s signal sequence – the identical goal of the Red Sox’s scheme that was the topic of the Yankees’ grievance.¹
Based on the foregoing, the Yankees are hereby fined $100,000. Please ship a examine in that quantity, made payable to Major League Baseball Charities, to my consideration. The cash will probably be used for Hurricane Irma aid.
As you understand, on September 5, 2017, the Red Sox submitted a separate formal grievance and request that my workplace examine the Yankees, alleging that the Yankees have employed “strategies of signal stealing and relaying, in addition to different questionable strategies of gathering info on opposing groups’ methods,” which have included “utilizing YES Network cameras pointed at [the Red Sox’s] teaching workers and gamers giving indicators in the dugout, so as to acquire an unlawful benefit in the recreation.” My workplace has completely investigated the Red Sox’s claims on this regard and has concluded they’re with out benefit. The Red Sox additionally submitted a video clip from a YES Network broadcast of a June 13, 2017 recreation between the Yankees and the Angels in Anaheim that seems to present a Yankees bullpen coach watching the Angels’ community broadcast of the recreation on an unauthorized iPad in the Yankees’ bullpen. The broadcast is on a one-pitch delay, and there’s no proof the Yankees have been utilizing the iPad as a part of an indication stealing scheme. Regardless, use of this iPad violated On-Field Regulation 1-2.A.