The Boston Red Sox have been fined by Major League Baseball for using electronic equipment to steal signs given by a Yankees catcher, and New York has been fined a lesser amount for improper use of a dugout telephone in a previous season. The discipline was announced Friday by Commissioner Rob Manfred. The fine amounts were not announced. The money will be donated to hurricane relief in Florida Manfred found insufficient evidence to support an allegation by Boston that the Yankees made inappropriate use of the YES Network against the Red Sox.
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- Red Sox fined for use of electronic device to steal signs
By Associated Press - Friday Sep 15, 2017
- Kid ‘N Play
By Stitches - Friday Sep 1, 2017
You gotta know when to hold’em. Know when to walk away. Mother in Ronkonkoma hired a babysitter for her 9-month-old child and when she failed to pick up on time the sitter and her boyfriend left the bundle on a bench at Jake’s 58 Casino. Police played Texas Hold’em with the suspects as well as...
- Best Buy, Amazon Fighting To Get Into Your Home To Install Smart Devices
By Ashlee Kieler - Tuesday Jul 11, 2017
For years, Best Buy’s Geek Squad has offered to enter customers’ homes to install, troubleshoot, or teach people about their new electronic devices. With the rising popularity of the connected home, such a service seems all the more useful. Not one to be left on the sidelines, Amazon is getting into the installation and education business when it comes to …
- Best Buy rolls out consulting service at people's homes
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer - Tuesday Aug 29, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy is rolling out a free service next month where salespeople will sit with customers at their own homes to help make recommendations on TVs, streaming services and more.The service, which was tested in five markets, will be expanded to more cities around the country. Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly said Tuesday that the service is a way to unlock "latent" customer demand — the company has found that shoppers spend more at the home than they do at the stores.Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, is trying to make itself indispensable to shoppers as people shop more online. It's been beefing up its customer service in the appliance areas of its stores.