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Astros hit with 1-year suspensions for manager, GM, and heavy draft penalties UPDATE: Sox fire Cora

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Regan MacNeil, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Great name for a minor league team in New Jersey, Jersey Buzzers. The mascot could be a midget on a buzzer
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Might as well make it a bullseye
  4. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  5. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    That Manfred presser today has to be the worst ever by a Commissioner. Referring to the trophy as a "piece of metal?" I'd fire him for that.
    HanSenSE and Inky_Wretch like this.
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Lord Stanley weeps.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Lol piece of metal. That reminds me of the head of a taxpayer funded nonprofit 'round here who lied in person to the town governing body about being nationally accredited ... and when pressed he doubled down by saying the accreditation was just a piece of paper he'd get in the mail to hang on the wall. The governing body did not punish or reprimand him but he was clearly lying as I had all the documents.
  8. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I cant remember who the player was today....but someone ripped Manfred for that quote, saying it indicated how out of touch he is.

    I totally, totally agree. I can't believe the commissioner would publicly shit on the trophy like that. If I was player, that's a fireable offence to me.
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Justin Turner:

  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Interesting that Manfred was afraid of the Union when it appears that the Union membership wanted harsher penalties. When Mike Trout makes public comments against the Astros’ players you’d have to think that the membership would have communicated to their representatives what they wanted to see happen.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Manfred was afraid he wouldn't be able to discipline players without the union's input. Union makes a handy scapegoat for his own weakness and the inability of his owner bosses to agree on what should be done except sweeping it under the rug as quickly as possible.
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  12. Donny in his element

    Donny in his element Well-Known Member

    This Passan lead ... :chef’s kiss:

    “This being Florida, and Florida being the cradle of American absurdity, the sight of a man peeling off his shirt, walking to a place where he was guaranteed to be noticed, pirouetting to show off the tattoo on his left collarbone, slipping on a new shirt and slinking away, satisfied, mission accomplished, felt entirely appropriate. Actually, that's a lie. What Jose Altuve did Monday morning in front of a group of reporters was spectacular even by Florida's standards. This is the Houston Astros' existence. They have morphed into such a circus, such a far-fetched big top, that they are seeing Florida and telling it to hold their Shiner Bock.”

    Disciplining Astros not as easy for MLB as Altuve revealing a tattoo
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