MLB fans haven’t been this happy since multiple players were taking PEDs and knocking balls out of stadiums at an insane rate.
The reason for this happiness?
An appeals court has denied the New York Yankees’ latest attempt to prevent the unsealing of a 2017 letter from commissioner Rob Manfred regarding sign-stealing, according to NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty.
“Appellee-Cross-Appellant, New York Yankees Partnership, filed a petition for panel rehearing, or, in the alternative, for rehearing en banc,” Thursday’s filing read. “The panel that determined the appeal has considered the request for panel rehearing, and the active members of the Court have considered the request for rehearing en banc.
“It is hereby ordered that the petition is denied.”
Yankees president Randy Levine responded to the decision in a phone call.
“We’re disappointed in the Court of Appeals’ decision, but we respect it,” Levine said. “But I believe that it’s going to lead to a lot of unfair results down the road.”
The Yankees could now appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court, though the report says it is unlikely. Manfred sent the letter to Yankees GM Brian Cashman after the team made a complaint to MLB regarding the Red Sox and their Apple Watch scandal in 2017. The letter detailed the league’s investigation and findings, and is standard procedure.
MLB fans had a lot to say on social media about this development: