The unprecedented punishment of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros is a wake-up call to general counsel, not just in sports but in every industry, to make sure the compliance message is reaching all employees.

Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred Monday released a nine-page statement on how the Astros’ players stole pitching signs from opposing teams in 2017 and 2018, using electronic replay equipment. Stealing signs electronically is a clear violation of baseball regulations.

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