Oh dear, say it isn’t so. But it is. The FBI and Justice Department are investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking into the computer network of the Houston Astros “to steal closely guarded information about player personnel.” That’s the word from Homeland Security Watch, which quotes a New York Times story.
“Investigators,” says the Times, “have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.”