MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred let a cheating scandal take place on his watch and was slow to act. The Houston Astros got off easy and it was clear Manfred just wanted to move on without any controversy.
The Boston Red Sox were also under investigation for stealing signs during their 2018 World Series-winning campaign. The investigation is reportedly done, but the league hasn't released anything yet. That is because Manfred hasn't had time to physically write it down.
Someone could surely speak to Manfred and write down his findings. What is there to hide? Not having time to release their findings doesn't hold much water given the current baseball hiatus.
This inactivity is frustrating for all baseball fans. Red Sox fans want to know if the team has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Frankly, Boston has enough to worry about while trying to move past the Mookie Betts era, and patch up their pitching staff with Chris Sale undergoing Tommy John surgery.
MLB fans in general want to know the severity of illegal electronic sign-stealing in today's game, and having two of the last three World Series champions punished for such means would send a clear message.
Yet Manfred is taking his time to reveal a simple yes or no answer. Mark this is as just the latest example of why the commissioner is so disliked by fans of every team.