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Hacking scandal should deflate self-righteous Cardinals fans

Hacking scandal should deflate self-righteous Cardinals fans

If you needed any more proof that your beloved sports team is nothing more than a cold, calculating corporation, look no further than the St. Louis Cardinals. The New York Times' Michael Schmidt reports that the FBI is investigating Cardinals officials for allegedly hacking the Houston Astros' internal network and getting access to trade discussions, proprietary statistics and scouting reports. Prosecutors have served subpoenas to both the Cardinals and Major League Baseball for electronic correspondence. Despite immediate attempts by St. Louis fans to dismiss these offenses as "data mining," the attack as described is really much more serious. It's the...

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