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

Rob Manfred / Chicago Cubs (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs: Manfred is sending all the wrong messages

Never mind the fact that in this scandal, they could have seriously injured a pitcher. It’s like when you’re taking batting practice. When I know where the pitch is going and what it’s going to be, even can square up a ball – and that’s coming from a former pitcher with one multi-hit effort to my credit in my near-29 years on this earth.

The future of the game is stake. Declining attendance while teams grow exponentially in value isn’t a hard puzzle to put together. It’s too expensive for families to go to games now and because of the archaic blackout rules, too many fans can’t watch their favorite teams. Now, the game, from its highest office, is refusing to lay the hammer down on self-admitted cheaters.

"“Is he that out of touch with our game, that those are his comments,” asked Justin Turner (via The Athletic). … Does he not know what we put into these seasons? Does he not know how much work we dedicate to winning that piece of metal? Does he not know what it means to fan bases and cities? Does he not know what it means to little kids in that city, trying to inspire those kids to want to be baseball players?”"

Next. Cubs have put their eggs in the same basket once again. dark

It’s time to step aside, Commissioner. You’re out of touch and in over your head. Your time is up and the game will remember the mark you’ve left upon it – and it won’t be remembered fondly.