March 3, 2021

LeBron James calls out Rob Manfred over handling of Astros scandal — ‘Fix this for the sake of sports’ (ESPN)


Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James on Tuesday weighed in on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal and Rob Manfred’s handling of the situation, urging Major League Baseball’s commissioner to “fix this for the sake of sports.”

“Listen I know I don’t play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be f—ing irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do!” James wrote on Twitter. “Listen here baseball commissioner listen to your players speaking today about how disgusted, mad, hurt, broken, etc etc about this.

“Literally the ball is in your court(or should I say field) and you need to fix this for the sake of Sports! #JustMyThoughtsComingFromASportsJunkieRegardlessMyOwnSportIPlay”

James joined a growing chorus of players who have called out the cheating Astros and Manfred, among them Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner — whose Dodgers lost the 2017 World Series to the Astros in seven games — three-time American League MVP Mike Trout from the crosstown Los Angeles Angels and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who finished as the runner-up to Astros second baseman Jose Altuve in the 2017…

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