Technology Throws a Curveball to a Sport Built on Deceit. Or Is It Gamesmanship?
“'Of all the sports, baseball has come around on some of the technology, but I’d say they’ve been the most reticent,' said Don Heider, the executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
"Digital sign-stealing permits a catcher’s signals to be recorded and analyzed in a manner unavailable to a runner on second base, he said.
“'To me, it seems a pretty clear case of a team trying to gain an unfair advantage using technology,' he said.
"Yet, Heider noted, there are cameras all over the place in a ballpark, technology available that everyone is cognizant of, and the game’s overlords should make some concession for it."
Don Heider, executive director, quoted in The New York Times and boston.com (AP Photo/Matt Slocum).