All through a tumultuous 2020, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has struggled to phrase his views in a fashion that does not incense gamers and followers.
His most notable flub got here when he known as the World Collection trophy “a bit of metallic” as a part of his clarification for not stripping the Astros of the 2017 title, and it is usually been a tough yr for his popularity.
Manfred’s newest touch upon whether or not MLB would droop its season due to clubhouse COVID-19 instances did him no favors. He appeared to place full blame on gamers and indicated his resolution would partly come from his personal toughness, which in fact isn’t being strained on practically the identical degree as the gamers who’re being uncovered to the coronavirus.
Comissioner Rob Manfred tells me “We’re enjoying. The gamers must be higher, however I’m not a quitter generally and there’s no cause to give up now. We’ve got needed to be fluid, however it’s manageable.”
— Karl Ravech (@karlravechespn) August 1, 2020
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MLB on Friday sought to position blame on the Marlins for an increase in optimistic COVID-19 check outcomes, revealing an outbreak throughout the membership stemmed from irresponsible conduct that included going out in Atlanta.
Miami, although, isn’t the one workforce coping with coronavirus instances. The Cardinals, who have not performed towards the Marlins or confronted anybody the Marlins have performed, came upon Saturday participant and three staffers had examined optimistic.
Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer, who additionally bashed MLB for its dealing with of postponements, took situation with Manfred’s assertion.
1) take no threat your self
2) blame every little thing on the gamers
three) shield television income in any respect prices
If anybody thought the season could be cancelled when MLB has their dream state of affairs in place (video games👇🏻, participant price👇🏻, put up season video games👆🏻, television income👆🏻), you loopy. https://t.co/pJfexp9KQI
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) August 1, 2020
MLB is reportedly liable to canceling its season quickly if its COVID-19 case outlook would not enhance, however Manfred appears intent (at the very least for now) on pushing by way of with video games.
There was at the very least one coronavirus-related postponement day by day since Monday.