The Major League Baseball clown show continues this evening with Commissioner Rob Manfred pulling an about face.
It was last Wednesday that Manfred told Karl Ravech that he was 100% certain that we would have a season in some way, shape, or form. Today, however, he told Mike Greenberg that he’s not confident that baseball returns in 2020.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN on Monday he’s “not confident” there will be a 2020 baseball season and that “as long as there’s no dialogue” with the MLB Players Association, “that real risk is going to continue.”
In a conversation with Mike Greenberg for ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special, Manfred walked back comments made to ESPN last week, when he said “unequivocally we are going to play Major League Baseball this year” and pegged the likelihood at “100 percent.”
“I’m not confident. I think there’s real risk; and as long as there’s no dialogue, that real risk is gonna continue,” Manfred said when asked if he was confident there would be a season.
Well fuck me.
Not sure what else to say. The powers that be are doing irreparable harm to the game.