Major League Baseball experienced some embarrassing moments this week as it began its crackdown on bowlers who illegally use exotic substances. Despite this, Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks things are going well.
Manfred Tell Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic He was pleased with the way material checks are being underestimated in the field Tuesday’s incident in Philadelphia Between Joe Girardi and Max Scherzer.
“My view is that the first two days went very well. We had no output, the players in general were very cooperative, the inspections were done quickly and between turns. Frankly, the data suggests that we are making progress on the issues (in turnover) that drove us To make the effort in the first place. I understand that the Philadelphia incident was less than ideal, but it was one incident. And we expect to continue, like the vast majority of cases to date, without this kind of incident.”
Manfred responded to criticism from Scherzer after Tuesday’s game after the Nationals player referred to the campaign as “Manfred’s rules” and noted their lack of clarity from the league. Manfred said the league sought input from players, but many failed to take advantage of the opportunity:
“It would be wrong, and grossly incorrect, to assume that players and the union did not a) provide input into what we do and (b) have additional opportunities to provide input that they did not take advantage of. The transparency I owe is to the players. We’ve been really transparent since the beginning of the year in That this issue was a concern to us and that things needed to change.”
Manfred’s comments are unlikely to change any opinions, nor will they change the fact that some players They will simply insist on showing their displeasure with the situation. There are many who support what is going onAnd, most likely, everyone will get used to it whether they like it or not.