If you thought the Patriots were bad, get a load of this.
According to the New York Post, the St. Louis Cardinals are under investigation by the FBI for hacking into the Houston Astros’ internal databases to steal player information.
The New York Times reports investigators from the FBI and Justice Department have discovered evidence of a digital break-in — the first known case of corporate espionage in the pro sports world.
An MLB spokesman confirmed the league was aware of the investigation and had been cooperating. Law enforcement officials did not disclose to the Times which Cardinals staffers were implicated, nor whether the team’s highest-ranking executives were aware of the hack.
The belief is the hack was revenge against Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, a successful front office executive with the Cardinals until 2011.
The Cardinals would be best served going the prank route, but regardless, this is a serious accusation.