Baseball’s ban on sign-stealing technology doesn’t make sense

Red Sox and Astros managers should not have been fired for seeking a competitive advantage
Some sporting rules are moral: don’t throw at a batter’s head. Others are arbitrary: you can overrun first base, but not third. Some of these arbitrary rules are crucial to the games they structure: games, after all, are nothing but a collection of arbitrary rules. But some rules are arbitrary and silly: they are not instrumental to the grammar or spirit of a game.
[MIT Technology Review]

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