The New York media has had field day with the news that the Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees. Jon Heyman has gone on the record saying the Red Sox should have to forfeit every game they won this season against the Yankees. It is being called "Applegate" now and many are trying to put it at the same level as the Patriots "Spygate" scandal.
Enter a voice of reason in the form of Mark Teixeira. Red Sox fans have not had much to like about Teixeira in the past. He spurned the Red Sox for college after the Sox drafted him and he spurned them again in free agency when the Red Sox and Yankees entered into a bidding war for his services.
Teixeira went on the Michael Kay Show yesterday and quickly put this cheating angle to rest. He said the Yankees were being petty and so were the Red Sox. He said this type of sign stealing happens all the time, the only difference in this case was the Red Sox were lazy by using the Apple Watch to text the information to the dugout. He went on to say that every other team does the same thing but they have someone walk down to the dugout after watching the video to tell everyone the signs.
Listen to the full interview here.