MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was already under fire over the past few weeks over his handling of the Houston Astros cheating scandal when no punishments were handed down to the players, but it reached a fevered pitch when he disrespected the entire sport of baseball.
Players work their whole lives to try and win a World Series Trophy, so many were turned off when he referred to the World Series trophy as “a piece of metal.” That comment immediately sparked outrage from well-respected players around the league.
After much backlash, Manfred came out on Tuesday and apologized for making those remarks.
“In an effort to make a rhetorical point I referred to the World Series trophy in a disrespectful way,” Manfred said. “It was a mistake to say what I said.”
This cheating scandal has completely rocked the sport and even LeBron James has spoken out on it.
“Listen I know I don’t play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be F*^king irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do,” James wrote on Twitter. “Listen here baseball commissioner listen to your players speaking today about how disgusted, mad, hurt, broken, etc etc about this. Literally the ball is in your court (or should I say field) and you need to fix this for the sake of Sports!”
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