Rob Manfred. Just… No.
I was trying to come up with a title for this post.. here are some that I wanted to use:
- Rob Manfred needs to shut up.
- Rob Manfred needs to be fired.
- Rob Manfred needs to resign.
- Rob Manfred is ruining baseball.
- Rob Manfred is making Bud Selig look good.
- Rob Manfred has no idea what he’s doing.
- Rob Manfred is completely out of touch.
- Rob Manfred needs to move to go-away island forever.
Take your pick, they all apply.
In today’s round of “How did Rob Manfred screw up now?”, we see Manfred make more dumb comments and then pile on more dumb apologies and explanations. Let’s go to the tape, shall we? (If the video doesn’t work for you, you can find it here).
“The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act.”
Jon Lester, a three-time World Series champion, on the “piece of metal” comment from the Commissioner in reference to the idea of taking the 2017 trophy/title from Astros… pic.twitter.com/5ieWa1IuZf
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 18, 2020
So upon realizing he sounded even more stupid and out of touch than before, which is a bold statement, he came out to have another go with that shovel with which he’s been digging himself that nice hole.
It’s long, so if you don’t watch it, the gist is “sorry I called the trophy a piece of metal”.
Seriously, this mess is just getting worse. My friend (shout out to the amazing Suzy!) sent me the most amazing text yesterday regarding Manfred:
He’s like a lady who keep cutting her hair and it was fine like 4 haircuts ago and now it’s really bad and it’s too late to turn back and now she has to just shave it.
So please, Major League Baseball, please do us all a favor and just shave Manfred from existence. Thank you.