Rob Manfred has become the most despised man in the baseball world. He has constantly shown that he cares more about the length of a game than the fans. He’s expressed that shortening a game with limiting pitching moves and slapping a timer in between pitches is more important than labeling the 2017 World Series as tainted.
It doesn’t just stop there as the Commissioner of Baseball also stated earlier this year something that did not sit well with players or fans.
“The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act. People will always know something was different about the 2017 season, and whether we made that decision right or wrong, we undertook a thorough investigation, and had the intestinal fortitude to share the results of the investigation, even when those results were not very pretty.”
In fact, many people did not forget those words that Manfred once uttered during an interview.
Rob Manfred handing out a piece of metal getting booed mercilessly by the 11k people he let in the building is such great theater.
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) October 28, 2020
After being booed by the crowd of Dodger fans that made their way to Texas to see this historic moment, Max Muncy had the opportunity to take his jab at the Commissioner. He took to Instagram to post this moment.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 28, 2020
What a great way to cap off such an unusual season and troll the guy who helped delay this season longer than it should have. Hopefully, Manfred is still regretting those words, because even during a shortened season, this trophy is more than just a “piece of metal.” It’s every player’s dream to one day hold that trophy up in the air.