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Sunday, March 01, 2020

Baseball’s Fight to Reclaim Its Soul

The enormous fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has pushed baseball into a moment of crisis. The root cause of the scandal is embedded in the nine-page report by commissioner Rob Manfred: technocrats gaining power in how the game is played.

Amid all the outrage and the reviews of press conferences and interviews as if they were performance art, union chief Tony Clark issued the most important words in a statement last week that should have received more attention:

“How the parties handle the next several weeks will significantly affect what our game looks like for the next several decades. The opportunity is now to forge a new path forward.”

Manfred has vowed to reduce the live video available in and around clubhouses. It’s a start toward winning back trust. “That’s a joint obligation,” Manfred said. “It’s something we have to do and something the players have to us help us do.”

*It suddenly dawns on QLE that he’s heard this argument before- and that he’s figured out who Larvell Blanks’ biggest fan really is…..*

 

QLE Posted: March 01, 2020 at 12:45 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: soul, technocracy, the sky is falling, verducci

 

 

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