Hey, guys, this is John Gold for yard barker dot com.
Just finish oiling my column on the Houston Astros cheating scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball to its core.
I think it's fair to ask Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball commissioner.
What do you think? Anybody.
You haven't just dropped the ball.
You've dropped the glove.
You dropped the bat.
He dropped the popcorn. You dropped the sewed.
The sport is crumbling beneath you.
Even the stars of your game are speaking out against you and this scandal.
That is not just about what the Houston Astros did, but their response to getting caught.
When the biggest stars in your own supporter coming after you, that says a lot.
Mike Trout coming out against the Astros, Aaron Judd's trashing Jose Altuve, Trevor Bauer unleashing on the world like he normally does.
Guys with the Bang is where the guys were being in the drum so loudly you know something's wrong, but at least it's not a traffic, right.
I mean, LeBron James, the world's sports ambassador, now is bashing you to his legion of fans.
And at a time when the interest in baseball is crumbling, a Gallup poll came out in 2018 that showed the sport was the only only 9% of people considered baseball their favorite sport.
After World War Two, that number was in 39%.
Attendance has been dropping for the last six or seven years.
Straight on, that's all under Rob Manfred's watch.
It's time for him to really take stock of not only this situation but the aftermath of the situation.
Hey has to really go out some real punishments.
He really should consider stripping the Astros of their title, vacating the 2017 World Series title.
And you know the punishments on the players.
I understand MLB P A has rules that kind of dictate how far you can go, but they need to get in on the act as well.
Cheating cannot be allowed to be part of the game, right? Frankly, you risk losing your audience.
That audience was already leaving, you know, Look, the Houston Astros.
At this point, let's start calling the Houston asterisks.
I'm never gonna look at them the same way ever on.
I don't think I'm gonna look at Rob Manfred, the major league baseball commissioner.
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