MarketWatch reports that Major League Baseball gave the Kansas City Royals Manager, Ed Yost an Apple Watch for managing the AL team in the All-Star Game.
And then MLB staff phoned him during last night’s Royals game to make sure he wasn’t using the watch to access data.
Because accessing electronic data during a game is apparently against the rules. Although the MLB did confirm the Apple Watch is permitted to be worn during games.
This raises the question: what data? We have 3 guesses…
- Finding out which umpires signed up for Ashley Madison, the “dating” web site that encourages users to have affairs, that was hacked with all of its users names posted online.
- All of the boring statistics on baseball cards, scorecards and the out-of-town scoreboard that can be viewed from the dugout. This information may only be stored in managers’ heads, much like Vegas card-counters.
- Google Street View. MLB certainly doesn’t want managers stealing catchers’ signs from a Street View photo taken six months ago.