There have been a lot of headlines in this MLB off-season that I never thought I would read. There have been a lot of leads I never thought I would write. Every time it seems like this Astros scandal could not get wilder, it does.
THAT’S how you punish a team that cheats. https://t.co/A0HJYUjc0q
— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) February 14, 2020
There’s a lot to unpack here. But in short, yes, a restaurant chain social media manager read the headline of “Manchester City banned from Champions League for two seasons by UEFA and fined 30 million euros,” looked that the punishment MLB gingerly passed down onto the Houston Astro for their indictment on the sign-stealing scandal, and decided that the divide was large enough to tweet a spicy burn.
Now, no two crimes are the same here, but still you see more from people even out of baseball circles that commissioner Rob Manfred’s punishment was weak. And his credibility has tanked even further in the wake of Sunday’s comments. But that’s another story.
So this was unexpected. There is nothing you can say before that. It is a bewildering thing to see, that’s for sure. Beyond that, this was funny! The…