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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Feinstein: In the Astros scandal, Rob Manfred has taken a bad situation and made it worse (WaPo)

Some will argue that stripping the Astros of their title does little. But they’re wrong, it would have a great deal of meaning. Taking away the trophy means the team can’t display it in perpetuity and forces it to take down all banners that proclaim “World Champions.” Remove the Astros’ name from the record book, leaving a blank for the 2017 World Series winner, as there is for 1994, when the World Series was called off after the owners forced the players to strike by violating the rules of collective bargaining.

Mayor Blomberg Posted: February 18, 2020 at 07:45 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, rob manfred

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   1. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 18, 2020 at 11:32 PM (#5925266)
Hey Rob, don't make it bad
Take a bad situation, and make it wor-r-rrser.
The buzzer you need is on Jose's shoulder.
   2. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: February 19, 2020 at 07:52 AM (#5925278)
Is the anything Rob Manfred can’t make worse...?
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 19, 2020 at 08:29 AM (#5925281)
Manfred is developing an app to count votes in the Nevada caucus.
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 19, 2020 at 09:48 AM (#5925303)
I think he'd consider making it worse
   5. ReggieThomasLives Posted: February 19, 2020 at 04:01 PM (#5925428)
Is the commissioner always supposed to be a heel? The Manfred is doing his job, except the heel he plaid is ludicrously incompetent.

It’s bad enough he didn’t attempt to punish the players, regardless of whether an arbitrator would have overturned the punishments. The only reason those punishments could not stand is he didn’t do his job in notifying the players not to cheat.
   6. asinwreck Posted: February 19, 2020 at 05:50 PM (#5925455)
Bowie Kuhn got a fair amount of derision from active players, but Manfred may have topped him.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: February 19, 2020 at 10:43 PM (#5925480)
Everybody is good at something.

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