MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is quickly making enemies around baseball: nobody is thrilled with the fact there is no collective bargaining agreement (CBA) as of now.
Lots of fans and observers feel that owners are to blame for this unfortunate scenario, and Manfred represents them.
For lots of fans and even baseball teams and leagues around the country, Manfred is the antithesis of fun.
Therefore, the Bismarck Larks, a summer collegiate team that plays in the Northwoods League, is banning Manfred from games until the lockout is lifted.
The Commissioner will not be allowed there until he shows the league can negotiate in good faith and it offers the players a good enough deal to agree to a new CBA and the lockout is lifted.
Don’t forget that Manfred was the one who implemented the lockout back on December 2, upon the expiration of the old CBA.
Everybody Seems To Be Fed Up With Manfred And Owners
“Since the MLB lockout began on December 2, 2021, it has been clear that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred hates baseball and hates fun. This goes against our core values as a summer collegiate baseball team,” the team said in a statement via Twitter.
OFFICIAL: we are banning MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred until the lockout is resolved
an official statement here: pic.twitter.com/uakeO1D2r8
— Bismarck Larks (@bismarcklarks) March 3, 2022
It’s clear that the public image of the league is being severely damaged by failing to offer players a decent deal so there can be baseball.
The two sides failed to have a deal before Tuesday’s deadline, and Manfred already cancelled the first two series of the season.
More games are in jeopardy.