It's Friday, amid the national quarantine, and lawyers continue to work over the phone. Major League Baseball has legal paperwork up to the ceiling like Ed Bighead in Rocko's Modern Life. It's never ending.
During oral arguments on Friday, the MLB, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros were faced with the discussion in regards to whether or not lawsuits brought forth by fantasy sports contestants should be legitimate or dismissed. While speaking, a lawyer for the Red Sox seemingly suggested the MLB has concluded its investigation into Boston's alleged sign-stealing operation in 2018 and revealed the results to the Sox.
According to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic, Red Sox lawyer Lauren Moskowitz of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, had this, among other things, to say during the conversation with the judge.
“Your Honor, I think that there are distinctions between what the Red Sox believe occurred and what the commissioner found. And I think that certainly they’re entitled to disagree that that activity happened at the club level. Certainly, we did find on certain occasions in 2017, that this electronic device was used to communicate sign information,” Moskowitz said, via Kaplan.
Hmmmm...so Rob Manfred's supposed findings incriminate the Sox in some way? Is that what we're getting at here?
As fans continue to wait for the findings of this high-profile investigation that has gone on for much too long, it appears as if those in Boston have yet another thing to feel uneasy about this offseason.