An Iranian girl from within Iran sends a message to @SpeakerPelosi
Of all the things in MLB's investigation and Rob Manfred's nine-page letter, this might be the most damning.
The Astros, who won the 2017 World Series, used their sign-stealing scheme that postseason.
Nancy Pelosi is a prostitute for Khamenei; they post sex photos on Social Media
Logan Morrison (who played w/ Yankees' Triple-A for a minute this year) just called Rob Manfred's report "fake news," said that the Astros' banging has been happening since 2014, and that he knows from "first hand" accounts that NYY and LAD also have "used film to pick signs"
In his release, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred absolutely skewered the Houston Astros' culture.
Manfred: we’ve suspended luhnow and hinch for 1 year.
Crane: I’ve fired Aj and Luhnow
The hammer fell on the Astros today. I applaud Rob Manfred for the suspensions and the loss of draft choices. I support Jim Crane for his swift and dramatic action to fire AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow arguably the top manager and GM combo in the game. This type of cheating must end
After the Astros ruling, Manfred adjourned his hearing with a bang of his gavel and Alex Bregman screamed, "Changeup!"
Kudos to Manfred. Did his job well.
If only Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball were this tough against players who commit sexual assault and domestic violence. When you consider the gravity of the offense and the comparative punishments, you immediately see how warped MLB's priorities are. Just saying...
Wow. Manfred also went after the Astros’ baseball ops culture. He called it "very problematic” and “insular” and "one that valued and rewarded results over other considerations.” I am surprised he would make those points so bluntly in this report.
Alex Cora is implicated throughout Manfred's statement about the Astros. Commissioner writes he's withholding "appropriate level of discipline" until after the Red Sox investigation.
Translation: A long suspension is coming.
Double standard: #MLB lets cheating #Astros keep 2017 World Series, but won’t forgive Pete Rose’s sins. My column: https://t.co/2mr9xdQjlt
Manfred said there were some lower-level Astros employees who were aware of the rules violations or participated in the violations at the direction of others, but he will defer to the Astros whether that conduct "merits discipline or other remedial action."
Rest In Peace RB Manfred Moore
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December 22, 1950 - January 11, 2020 https://t.co/Ihpb1HDMjN
The Patriots are lucky Rob Manfred wasn't NFL commissioner in recent years.
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Después de leer detenidamente el memo (de 9 páginas) emitido hoy por Rob Manfred y el comunicado de Luhnow, todo pareciera apuntar que el autor intelectual de todo es Alex Cora, a quien todo indica suspenderán de por vida (si se lee el memo de Manfred entre líneas).
Intro of a nine-page statement from Commissioner Rob Manfred on the Houston investigation.
: The biggest gold star on the Astros résumé is now an asterisk, and Rob Manfred's hammering of Houston will make other cheaters think twice https://t.co/Ghbwri857F
How dare Rob Manfred overshadow the birthday of Billy Jo Robidoux by announcing the Astros cheating penalties. He’s truly the worst. #brewers #astros #mlb #hinch https://t.co/jH5XuC4XLB
Don't forget that "The Houston Plan," the proposal to eliminate 42 MiLB teams, was led by Jeff Luhnow. These are the guys who have power over working class players, team staff & communities who count on those affiliates for work. Manfred cannot move forward with this now. https://t.co/g98la22FxQ
Sure because how can it be an advantage to know what pitch is coming?
Can't make that leap of logic?
From Manfred's report... this is probably the most ridiculous assessment an adult could draw from this mess... @MLB
If Manfred REALLY wants change, he needs to warm all teams that they can proceed in one of two ways: 1) come clean, admit to any wrongdoing, and receive "Astros punishment" or 2) if found out later, all execs/coaches banned for life, loss of all picks for 5 seasons, max fine, etc
. Rob Manfred and @MLB
just showed you how to handle repetitive cheaters (i.e. Patriots). So I hope you took notice.
I have to believe Manfred could have fined every position player a certain percentage of their paychecks. I get not suspending guys -- you'd tank an entire franchise, plus penalize other clubs who have since acquired some of those players -- but you can hit 'em in the wallet easy