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The Apple Watch has found itself in the middle of a juicy controversy between baseball’s biggest rivals.

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The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used Apple’s wearable device as part of a scheme to quickly relay stolen catcher’s signs during games against the New York Yankees, according to an MLB investigation.

After receiving a complaint from the Yankees two weeks ago that included video of a Red Sox training staff member looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout, the league analyzed its own instant replay and broadcast video to confirm the accusation.

The Red Sox, who currently lead the Yankees by 2.5 games in the American League East division, admitted that it “received signals from video replay personnel and then relayed that information to some players” for several weeks, the Times reported. But the team also on Tuesday filed its own complaint accusing the Yankees of stealing signs by using their own television network.

The Times noted that players are allowed to relay information related to catcher’s hand signals, but only using their eyes — not electronic devices. “The Red Sox seemed to shorten the communication chain — and more quickly get the information to their batters — by sending information electronically to people in the dugout,” according to the Times.

Knowing the opposing team’s catcher signs can help a batter know what pitch to expect. Sign stealing is a not new practice in baseball, but this tech-related controversy certainly adds a new element.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell said he wasn’t unware that the Apple Watch was being used to steal signs.

It’s unclear what punishments MLB will hand out. The league inked a deal with Apple last year to let teams use iPads in the dugout, though the devices do not have internet connectivity.

Sales of Apple Watch are up 50 percent from last year. Apple, which first debuted the Apple Watch in April 2015, showed a series of updates to the wearable device at its developer event in June, including the upcoming WatchOS 4 and a new Siri watch face that changes throughout the day to show data including weather, traffic, movie times and calendar events.

Of course, especially given the controversy with the New England Patriots over the years — SpyGate, DeflateGate, etc. — Twitter was immediately flush with the hot takes.

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