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Diamondbacks Coach in Trouble for Wearing an Apple Watch?

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    I thought this was a little odd, but apparently you can get it into big trouble for having an Apple watch in the dugout. To me it makes sense that the MLB would ban phones and tablets from the dugout, but I think an Apple watch is debatable. I suppose you could use it to get an advantage like the article says. Then again, in order to use it, he'd need be connected wifi at least. I agree with the Diamondbacks, I'm sure it was just an honest mistake of forgetting to take it off before heading out to the dugout. What do you think he could have done with it to get an advantage?
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    With all of the stuff a little gadget like an Apple watch is capable of, I can totally see it being a violation. I'm pretty sure you can do just about everything on that little watch that you can do on a cellphone, just in a more discreet way. That's probably what the fuss is about.

    I don't think he had intentions of using it to cheat or have an advantage. But I also don't think he just forgot that he had it on. It looks like maybe he had a slight moment of defiance?

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    The new Apple watches have 4g capability, so you no longer need wifi for it to act just like a phone. Maybe with that updated feature it's a bigger deal now.
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    Dallasite Wrote: The new Apple watches have 4g capability, so you no longer need wifi for it to act just like a phone. Maybe with that updated feature it's a bigger deal now.
    I thought it hadn't been released yet. I thought they were waiting to release it with the 8 and X.
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    JFoster Wrote:
    Dallasite Wrote: The new Apple watches have 4g capability, so you no longer need wifi for it to act just like a phone. Maybe with that updated feature it's a bigger deal now.
    I thought it hadn't been released yet. I thought they were waiting to release it with the 8 and X.
    It just came out to buy on the site, just not in the stores just yet.