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St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by FBI
« on: June 16, 2015, 11:25:22 AM »

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This is a potentially HUGE sports story here.   Cardinals being investigated for hacking the internal networks of the Houston Astros.

Per New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/sports/baseball/st-louis-cardinals-hack-astros-fbi.html?_r=0



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As a transplant living in Chicago & having adopted the Cubs as my N.L. team, I can't say I'm shedding any tears over this. 

Man,  not sure Chicago sports fans could ask for a better last 15 hours or so.  First, the Cup & now the Cardinals news.


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Seriously, though, what should the punishment for something like this be?

If this is proven, I think the Commissioner needs to come down HARD.  Like, banned from the post-season for multiple years hard, and a lifetime ban for whoever authorized it.


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Seriously, though, what should the punishment for something like this be?

If this is proven, I think the Commissioner needs to come down HARD.  Like, banned from the post-season for multiple years hard, and a lifetime ban for whoever authorized it.

First real challenge of the Manfred regime.  It'll be interesting to see.   

I agree, if this is proven, the penalty needs to be extremely severe.

Hopefully, they avoid taking any pages from the NFL league office playbook & avoid Ted Wells at all costs too.


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Seriously, though, what should the punishment for something like this be?

If this is proven, I think the Commissioner needs to come down HARD.  Like, banned from the post-season for multiple years hard, and a lifetime ban for whoever authorized it.

First real challenge of the Manfred regime.  It'll be interesting to see.   

I agree, if this is proven, the penalty needs to be extremely severe.

Hopefully, they avoid taking any pages from the NFL league office playbook & avoid Ted Wells at all costs too.

But Wells has a great reputation....
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Man, I'm from the St. Louis metropolitan area, and something like a multiple season playoffs ban for this would be absolutely devastating to the fan base. Like, literally, there's not much else in this area to be happy about/cheer for.
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Man, I'm from the St. Louis metropolitan area, and something like a multiple season playoffs ban for this would be absolutely devastating to the fan base. Like, literally, there's not much else in this area to be happy about/cheer for.

But on the bright side the rest of the functioning world would be spared ever having to think about the Cards and "playing the game the right way" and all that sort of nonsense. Fair trade, methinks.
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Seriously, though, what should the punishment for something like this be?

If this is proven, I think the Commissioner needs to come down HARD.  Like, banned from the post-season for multiple years hard, and a lifetime ban for whoever authorized it.

First real challenge of the Manfred regime.  It'll be interesting to see.   

I agree, if this is proven, the penalty needs to be extremely severe.

Hopefully, they avoid taking any pages from the NFL league office playbook & avoid Ted Wells at all costs too.

Punishment is hopefully not jail time here. This isn't a commissioner and some kangaroo court playing on media creation and the wind of public opinion. It's the Feds.
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Seriously, though, what should the punishment for something like this be?

If this is proven, I think the Commissioner needs to come down HARD.  Like, banned from the post-season for multiple years hard, and a lifetime ban for whoever authorized it.

First real challenge of the Manfred regime.  It'll be interesting to see.   

I agree, if this is proven, the penalty needs to be extremely severe.

Hopefully, they avoid taking any pages from the NFL league office playbook & avoid Ted Wells at all costs too.

Punishment is hopefully not jail time here. This isn't a commissioner and some kangaroo court playing on media creation and the wind of public opinion. It's the Feds.

Oh, it was definitely tongue & cheek.   This is way more serious than the foolishness of the Deflategate case.


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