It really wasn’t a great week for the ol’ Commish. Not only did Rob Manfred tell employees across the Majors that they wouldn’t be paid after May 1 unless their individual clubs stepped up to do so, but also took a page from the Disaster Capitalist’s Handbook and leveraged the global pandemic to force a struggling MiLB to bend to his will and kill 25% of franchises and potentially put thousands of people out of work. THEN he used his pathetic slap on the wrist punishment for the Red Sox’ cheating scandal as a news dump to draw as little attention as possible to all of it — a true masterstroke of assholishness.

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