The Los Angeles Dodgers are the World Series Champions for the first time in 32 years. Just one day later and it’s still hard to believe that I get to write those words. These guys worked so hard to get here and overcame so much just to get to play baseball this year.
One of those guys that overcame a lot was Max Muncy. The Dodgers first baseman posted on his Instagram following the win, and it came with a savage caption. In the caption, he takes a not-so-subtle jab at MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred, and we love it.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 28, 2020
If you’re not familiar with the phrase, Manfred referred to the Commissioner’s Trophy as a “piece of metal” in an interview with ESPN’s Karly Ravech earlier this year. This was when he was being asked about the Astros cheating scandal and why he did not choose to strip the team of their 2017 title. Obviously, the Dodgers are happy to have that piece of metal.
For me, Max being the guy that took the jab at Manfred is hilarious for so many reasons. For starters, he wasn’t a part of the team that was cheated by the 2017 Astros. It just goes to show you that what Houston did hurt baseball, not just one specific team. But Muncy is typically one of the quietest and most humble Dodgers players you will ever meet. He’s obviously got a little hidden spice to him, and boy am I loving it.