Mike Trout slams MLB and Rob Manfred for banning players and canceling games.
Major League Baseball players have had enough.
Following the league’s announcement Tuesday, via puppet commissioner Rob Manfred, that the first two series of the 2022 regular season would be canceled and opening day indefinitely postponed, Players used social media to express their anger, sadness and any other emotion that this three-month lockout has produced.
If you’re wondering exactly how much damage this lockdown has done to the already strained relationship between the owners and players, it’s bad enough that Mike Trout, Baseball’s typically affable superstarHe got involved. He didn’t mince his words either:
Mike Trout talks MLB lockout, Rob Manfred
It’s a powerful statement of generational talent that usually sticks to statements on the plate, in the form of decimating home runs. Speaking of pissing off guys who hit baseballs over 400 feet and guys who throw baseballs at over 100 mph seems like a risky strategy.
“Rob” is Manfred, of course. Trout chose to go the first-name route rather than use Marcus Stroman’s new nickname for the universally despised commissioner:
Trout’s usual Twitter activity consists of his favorite things: family, weather, and sports, especially baseball. Scroll through his tweets and retweets and you’ll see hundreds of kind messages from Angels fans and he actually takes the time to reply, especially to messages from families with young children.
His priorities are in stark contrast to those of the league owners and commissioners named by Trout in his tweet. Despite their PR pandering, the owners have made it clear that they don’t care about the game, the players or the fans. If they did, there would be no lockout, minor leagues would be paid a living wage, salaries would rise to adjust for inflation and higher revenues, baseball stadiums would be affordable, and so on.
Trout is one of the richest players in baseball, but he’s not a billionaire; This title belongs to every MLB team owner. But as he says in his statement, today’s players need to get this CBA right for the “next generation.” He doesn’t fight for himself; He does not have to. The billionaire owners, on the other hand, are only fighting for themselves.
It’s not hard for anyone paying attention to see which side deserves public support.
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