Because I am a Christian and a fool, part of me really feels sorry for Sideshow Rob Manfred whenever he has to go in front of the camera and step on a rake for his bosses.On their best days, Major League Baseball owners look like The Bluth Family “Development is Stopped” – hilarious dysfunctional, greedy buggers who, with the exception of Michael Bluth, turned up the game with money that makes sense. As a curator, Sideshow Rob is effectively their mouthpiece audience. Which also made him America’s richest cat herder.
SNY.com says Andy Martino on Tuesday at least six MLB owners don’t want 2020 season. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Athletics thinks the number may be closer to eight.
On June 10, Manfred told ESPN: “I can tell you, unequivocally, we are going to play Major League Baseball this year.”
On June 15, from the same network: “I’m not confident (of the season). I think there is a real risk, and as long as there is no dialogue, which real risk will continue. ”
Instead of “Take Me for the Ball Game” during the seventh stretchable round, MLB contest – hey, do you remember? – must-function “Entrance of the Gladiators,” played on one of these old calliope circus. Because this whole thing is officially a show clown, from top to bottom.
You lost, Sideshow Rob.
You lost this fight centuries ago.
Either set a schedule, start the engine until the end of July, or just kill already. Pull out the plug. Be done with it.
We apologize for extracting everyone is from the chain from there to Missoula. Even if you are not serious.
To say that safety comes first. Even if you don’t believe it.
Tell us who, after careful consideration, are you baking up to something even better at Coors Field for 2021. Even if you can’t afford it.
But for the love of Pete Incaviglia, stop teasing us.
“It’s just a disaster for our game, absolutely, no questions about it,” Manfred continued. “It shouldn’t happen. And it’s important for us to find a way to get through and get the game back on the field for the benefit of our fans. ”
Said the man who is about to put dozens of minor baseball leagues on the team – including the two left in Colorado, and hundreds of their employees on the chopping block. Said the man who covers his ears when the Houston Astros bang trash cans, and covers his mouth when the Oakland Athletics stops cutting checks for kids on their farm clubs.
We get it. Everyone in baseball is losing money. Guess what? Everyone outside of baseball is losing, too.
Sideshow Rob has all the selflessness of a short cunt. MLB has become what mainstream entertainment Turner Classic Movies is: Nostalgia for Porn. Your weird uncle’s place – full disclosure, I’m this guy, too short every time he wants to pretend he’s 12 new. It’s James Earl Jones, fields of corn, fathers and sons to catch up and everything you have either love or hate about “Field of Dreams.”
Put a big baby on our guard, we’ll come back. Pour boiling oil on our heads, we’ll come back. After 1994, we are back. And after 1981. And 1972.
This time, is it? This era feels different.
With little to no live sports and a hungry public stuck at home, ESPN 30 for 30 deals have been killed on the front odds. That is, until Sideshow Rob showed up. According to ShowbizBuzzDaily on Tuesday, “Long Missing from Summer,” ESPN documentary on the 1998 house chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, attracted 775,000 viewers last week.
• “Water,” 30 for 30 on Bruce Lee: 906,000 viewers.
• “Lance,” on Lance Armstrong: 826,500, on average, over two weekends.
• “The Last Dance” of $ 5.6 million, on average, more than 10 times.
Episode 7 of “The Last Dance”, which featured Michael Jordan, the minor league baseball player, horse riding, the bus with the Birmingham Barons, drew 5.3 million viewers. About seven times as many eyeballs as the Big Mac and Sammy.
I mean, isn’t that something?
Jordan wanted to play baseball.“The industry is not very profitable, to be completely honest,” St. Louis Cardinals owner of Bill DeWitt Jr told 590 The Fan last week. “And I think (the players) understand. But they think the owners are hiding profits, and this and that, and there has been a little bit of mistrust there. ”
With good reason. While the cats are scratching and screaming, according to the New York Post, the Bluths are about to pocket $ 1 billion in MLB Turner Sports’ broadcast rights series. There’s always money in the banana kiosk, Michael. Always.