The New York Times is out of the Red Sox business

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The struggling New York Times Co. netted itself $63 million this week by selling its remaining shares of Fenway Sports Group, the company that owns the Red Sox, most of NESN and Liverpool in the English Premier League.

A Times spokesman was unwilling to comment on the buyer.

The New York Times also owns the Boston Globe, which, because of the relationship, has drawn some extra scrutiny for its coverage of the Red Sox through the years.

It’s a big profit for the company, which paid $75 million for its stake in the Fenway Sports Group in 2002. In all, the Times sold its entire batch of shares for $225 million. Still, the sale did nothing for Times stock, which dropped 1.2 percent to $6.43 on Friday.

Javier Baez, D.J. LeMahieu have disagreement about sign-stealing

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Fellow second basemen Javier Baez of the Cubs and D.J. LeMahieu of the Rockies got into a disagreement in the top of the third inning of Sunday’s game at Coors Field over sign-stealing.

LeMahieu reached on a fielder’s choice ground out, then advanced to second base on Charlie Blackmon‘s single. While Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story were batting, Baez was concerned that LeMahieu was relaying the Cubs’ signs to his teammates. Baez decided to stand in front of LeMahieu to block any information he might have been giving to Arenado and Story. LeMahieu got irritated and the two jawed at each other for a bit. Umpires Vic Carapazza and Greg Gibson had to intervene to tell Baez to knock it off.

There has always been a back-and-forth with alleged sign-stealing. As long as teams aren’t using technology to steal signs, it’s fair game for players to relay information to their teammates about the opposing team’s signs. Last year, MLB determined the Red Sox went against the rules and used technology — an Apple watch in this case — to steal signs from the Yankees. Other teams in the past have been accused of using binoculars from the bullpen to steal signs. In this particular case with Baez and LeMahieu, there was no foul play going on, just Baez trying to make the Rockies cede what he perceived to be their slight competitive advantage.

The Cubs went on to beat the Rockies 9-7 on Sunday.