Chicago Cubs: Baseball has to move on from Rob Manfred as commissioner

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Chicago Cubs: So, we shouldn’t care about winning a title?

A piece of metal? A PIECE OF METAL? The fact that Manfred seems more protective of Houston than the sport he presides over speaks volumes to the person who has the fate of our beloved game in his hands right now. That fact has not gone unnoticed around the game, either, as players, including Chicago Cubs standout Kris Bryant, continue to lay siege to the Astros in the press.

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"“What a disgrace that was,” Bryant said via The Athletic (subscription required). “Watching their apology … there’s no sincerity, there’s no genuineness when it comes to it. I certainly know that if I messed up big in that way, I’d be the first one to let you know just how big of a mess-up it was. It’s just hard to believe.”"

At the end of the day, we don’t know how the investigation was handled or what information MLB does or does not have at its disposal. But giving the Houston players a free pass on anything that happened is a farce, plain and simple.

Manfred went so far as to warn opposing teams that retaliation against Astros hitters in the form of hit by pitch won’t be tolerated. That’s right. You can’t get back at the guys who cheated their way to the top. Oh, and they’re not being punished in any way, shape or form in the meantime.