By evidently showing zero remorse for one of most disreputable cheating scandals in the history of sports, the Houston Astros appear to be embracing their role as MLB's top scoundrels. While individuals associated with the franchise are doing absolutely nothing to mitigate the sheer hate from other clubs and fans, commissioner Rob Manfred has managed to make things abnormally worse each and every time he discusses the matter. His latest utterances might have just been the worst of the bunch.
That is hot garbage, and it further proves that Manfred is utterly terrified of the enormity of the black eye that will be imposed on MLB if he actually levied a proper, more draconian punishment.
Claiming that the public's disapproval is a form of penance for the Astros is simply an unforgivable utterance, and, unfortunately, Manfred wasn't quite finished spewing nonsense.
That settles it. There is literally no further evidence needed to confirm the notion that Manfred isn't cut out for this. In the world in which we are presently living, criminals are punished for committing crimes.
In Manfred's world, however, impossibly reprehensible cheaters being disparaged for cheating their way to a World Series crown is a suitable form of discipline.
What a joke.