Perhaps inspired by the New England Patriots, someone hid a bug inside a chair in a New Zealand rugby team’s meeting room last week in order to spy on them, per the New Zealand Herald. The All Blacks were staying in a hotel in Sydney, and set to meet in the conference room where they found the bug. New Zealand team…
In movies and books, spies are always debonair and brilliant, pulling off the most complex schemes without getting caught (too badly.) But in real life, espionage is a messy, complicated business, and sometimes people screw up. Here are the 10 most jaw-dropping screwups in the history of real-life spies.
Kevin McClatchy, for 11 years the head of the Pirates' ownership group and team CEO (and for 13 years part of the ownership group), came out publicly in a New York Times profile that's on newsstands today. In the piece, McClatchy explains why he came out to his family when he did: