Mets GM caught on live feed discussing Manfred’s attempts to force the Mets to pull a social justice awareness stunt

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For some reason I can't hear it. But by reading the tweet I get the message and it is incredibly misguided and offensive.
 

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College kids like the author of that Tweet have a lot to learn if Rob Manfred Esq. was trying to lawyer his way around a social justice movement and it elicited a "holy sh!t". Anyone familiar with Manfred would likely be far more shocked if he took a thoughtful approach to this issue.
 

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Manfred isn’t the one caught on a hot mic. Van Wagenen is the one caught making an accusation against Manfred.

I should add that while we might agree with him, he has badly damaged himself here. Given that he has exposed the Commissioner to ridicule and put his owner in a very tight spot, I would not be surprised if this ends up being a career-killer for BVW.

Regardless, the thread title really should be changed to accurately reflect what happened here.

Edit: thank you.
 
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Manfred isn’t the one caught on a hot mic. Van Wagenen is the one caught making an accusation against Manfred.

I should add that while we might agree with him, he has badly damaged himself here. Given that he has exposed the Commissioner to ridicule and put his owner in a very tight spot, I would not be surprised if this ends up being a career-killer for BVW.

Regardless, the thread title really should be changed to accurately reflect what happened here.

Edit: thank you.
is it any better? “Pull a social awareness stunt” seemed like the problematic part. What does that even mean?
 

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I should add that while we might agree with him, he has badly damaged himself here. Given that he has exposed the Commissioner to ridicule and put his owner in a very tight spot, I would not be surprised if this ends up being a career-killer for BVW.
The Mets’ ownership situation is rather tenuous at the moment, so I doubt there would be a drastic change like firing the general manager before new owners assume control of the club. Moreso, such a delay would at least allow for the appearance that BVW was being fired for errors like the Kelenic trade rather than causing the commissioner to incur much-deserved humiliation. For BVW to face consequences commensurate with or worse than Brennaman would shine a very poor light upon baseball’s ultimate decision makers.
 

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I don’t mean to sound insensitive or anything, and this was a dumb idea, but isn’t that just Manfred just doing his job? I’m sure Bettman and Silver also brainstorming ideas to potentially keep from stopping play.
 

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I don't even understand what Manfred is trying to accomplish here. Is he REALLY trying to keep the MLB schedule on track? In an already fucked up COVID-19 season, where they're going to play a maximum of 60 games, team infections and double header makeups abound? Why risk your relationship with the players like that over one lousy game?
 

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I don’t mean to sound insensitive or anything, and this was a dumb idea, but isn’t that just Manfred just doing his job? I’m sure Bettman and Silver also brainstorming ideas to potentially keep from stopping play.
I bet they aren't trying to convince a team as to the best way to protest. Listen to the players and help create solutions that achieve multiple goals. Silver gets it.
 

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So he’s throwing his direct boss under the bus to save the reputation of his indirect boss? Interesting strategy, there.
 

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Manfred is the worst. Impressive considering Goodell and Bettman are around. His comments regarding handing off the trophy to an owner and not a player were “chefs kiss” perfect.
 

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42 seconds was for Jackie Robinson's number, in case that wasn't clear to anyone.
 

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is it any better? “Pull a social awareness stunt” seemed like the problematic part. What does that even mean?
It's not how I would have phrased it, but the tweet quoted in the opening post refers to it as a "social awareness stunt," so it's not an inaccurate characterization of the event. And to be clear, the "event" here is the Mets GM caught on a hot mic disparaging the commissioner's leadership.
 

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This is what I was referring to originally. Manfred is pissed at BVW. (The Wilpons as well.)

Edit: And for the record, given the specificity and personal nature of his criticisms, I don't believe the "clarification" issued by BVW for a second.
The Wilpons released a statement that spelled the name of BVW wrong multiple times!
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