During the Astros’ ALCS celebration, assistant GM Brandon Taubman yelled, half a dozen times, to three by @Stephanie Apstein - Post Details
During the Astros’ ALCS celebration, assistant GM Brandon Taubman yelled, half a dozen times, to three female reporters, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f——— glad we got Osuna!” On a systemic problem, in Houston and across the league:
“The players need to be better,” Rob Manfred said.
No, the protocols needed to better. Individuals are not responsible for institutional ineptitude.
Manfred is the latest in a long line of shepherds blaming their flocks for being eaten.
So much about this year in baseball has been bad. But there has been one really promising outcome, and we saw it this week, as the Nationals voted against traveling to Miami: Players are realizing the power of their voices
Nationals manager Dave Martinez and GM Mike Rizzo led the meeting at which players voted against going to Miami, according to a person with knowledge of the conversation. They asked who felt uncomfortable. Most players raised their hands.
The least surprising possible outcome of MLB’s decision to fly some 1,500 people around the country, from one COVID hotspot to another, buttressed by a hope and a prayer and instructions not to spit, to play baseball: They have to stop playing baseball.