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New York tabloids had a field day with Boston Apple Watch cheating story

In this April 10, 2015, file photo, a customer demonstrates the Apple Watch at an Apple Store in Tokyo.
In this April 10, 2015, file photo, a customer demonstrates the Apple Watch at an Apple Store in Tokyo. The Associated Press

This is no surprise.

Given the heated rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, and the history of New York City newspapers producing some entertaining covers, the allegations of Boston cheating gave the tabloids a chance to be creative.

The New York Daily News and the New York Post didn’t disappoint.

First the background, which comes from the New York Times: The Yankees, suspicious that Boston was stealing catchers’ signs in Fenway Park, shot a video that they believe showed a member of the Red Sox training staff looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout. The trainer then sent a message to players in the dugout, who would let teammates know the type of pitch that was coming.

I think you can guess the theme that the New York papers took.

It wasn’t just the newspapers in the Big Apple who had a little fun with the story. Twitter users also poked fun at the Red Sox:

You may recall that Major League Baseball told Royals manager Ned Yost two years ago that he couldn’t use his Apple watch in the dugout.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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