Rob Manfred is a bad commissioner. No, really. Does this guy get anything right?
Tuesday night marked the Dodgers’ first return to Minute Maid Park since the debacle that was game five of the 2017 World Series. I don’t need to relive that haunted game, and I’m sure you don’t need to either.
Then, it was another tarnishing episode in Clayton Kershaw’s haunted playoff legacy. Now, it’s one of the biggest what-ifs that Dodgers fans will probably never get over.
The Astros cheated, and they forever altered a chunk of baseball history for the worse. They don’t deserve our forgiveness, and that’s not just because of the continual arrogance they’ve displayed since their scandal was exposed months ago.
So, as much as LA manager Dave Roberts tried to emphasize to his team that this was ‘just another game’ in this peculiar 60 game regular season, no one ever believed that.
While without a doubt there were some fans that wouldn’t have necessarily minded seeing a bit of forced injury strike the likes of Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, George Springer, or Carlos Correa, the vast majority of people merely hoped for some menial, relatively harmless,…