For This Dodgers Fan, it’s Embarrassing to See Manfred Destroying Baseball

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred got caught with his pants around his ankles. After joyfully proclaiming that baseball will “unequivocally” be back in 2020, he voiced serious concerns a day after players said shut up, let’s play.

This whole fiasco somehow started through the media and we wonder how in the world that was allowed to happen. What began as whispers in the ears of Ken Rosenthal, Jeff Passan and co has now become a full-blown PR nightmare for Manfred, players, and the owners.


As veteran baseball journalist Keith Olbermann said on Tuesday, “there is a disconnect between humanity and baseball owners that exceeds anything else I’ve encountered.” It’s uncanny that Rob Manfred and ownership groups think that what’s going on is ok.

Former Dodgers general manager Fred Claire was stern when he told us that “players and owners better not fail this game over money” …that was a few weeks ago. And it’s only gotten worse.

The clock is ticking on your relevance, MLB.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.


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