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St. Louis Cardinals being investigated for hacking the Houston Astros

The New York Times reports that the FBI is investigating front office officials with the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking into the Houston Astros internal network

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The St. Louis Cardinals hacking the Houston Astros?  That's what the FBI is investigating, according to the New York Times.

Per the Times, the FBI and the Justice Department is investigating whether front office officials with the St. Louis Cardinals were involved in hacking into the internal network of the Houston Astros to access confidential information.

Jeff Luhnow, g.m. of the Astros, was in the Cardinals front office for a number of years prior to taking over the Astros.  According to the Times:

Law enforcement officials believe the hacking was executed by vengeful front-office employees for the Cardinals hoping to wreak havoc on the work of Jeff Luhnow, the Astros’ general manager who had been a successful and polarizing executive with the Cardinals until 2011.

The Astros' system, known as "Ground Control," had information which was leaked last year anonymously.

This is such a bizarre story.  Per the Times, subpoenas have been served on the Cardinals and MLB, seeking electronic correspondence.