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Ground Control Hack: Cardinals owner speaks about hack

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The Cardinals had unauthorized access to Ground Control as early as 2012.

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The bombshells continue to drop. The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich and the Associated Press in St. Louis are reporting the Cardinals had unauthorized access to Ground Control as early as 2012 after speaking with Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr.

The Chronicle on Thursday learned that the Cardinals had unauthorized access to Astros information as early as 2012, a year earlier than was previously known. Cards owner Bill DeWitt Jr., meanwhile, for the first time acknowledged that his organization had played a role in accessing proprietary information belonging to the Astros, blaming "roguish behavior."

DeWitt talked about the stain these events put on the Cardinals:

Meeting with reporters in St. Louis on Thursday along with general manager John Mozeliak, DeWitt said his own organization's investigation was still ongoing and did not specify which employee or employees were responsible, but told club workers on Thursday "we've all been tainted."

"Those responsible will be held accountable," DeWitt said, "and we will continue what we feel is a great franchise."

As of Thursday, the there are at least three separate instances of improper access in 2012, 2013, and 2014.