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MikeInMD

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Hey Chris. Happy for the Nationals and their fans.  Curious since this was one of the lowest watched World Series ever, what you found entertaining?  Was it the late inning rallies or something else (like all road wins, first time winner)?  I watched it, but the Nats are the local NL team - and they beat my Dodgers (geez, have they fired Dave Roberts yet??!!), but only one 1 run game, and the rest seemed a bit lopsided (12-3, 4-1, 8-1, 7-1, 7-2, 6-2). Not doubting it was entertaining, just interested in your take because the folks here are obviously biased that it was "great", but only because the Nats won.
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And for the record, FUCK THE HOUSTON ASTROS and FUCK ROB MANFRED with his weak ass "punishment".  There is no disincentive to cheat.  He is basically saying: "Cheat and win the World Series?  Congratulations!!  All teams, please feel free to cheat!"  This compromises the integrity of the game.  Significantly.  As much, if not more than the 1919 Black Sox scandal.  That was 8 players during the World Series and losing it for money.  This was the entire organization for an entire season, culminating in their winning the Series in 7 games, after winning the ALCS vs. the Yankees, also in 7 games.   

As a lifelong Dodgers' fan, the title should be vacated with no winner.  And numb nuts Manfred should be fired.  

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I agree with you Mike.  Manfred totally dropped the ball.  Maybe he should be the subject of an impeachment now?  The Black Sox are a very good example.  Punishment was placed on the players actually doing the cheating.  Here, they have put the punishment on an organization (slap on the hand) and on a manager who, if he is to believed, tried to stop his players from cheating in this way.  In more recent history, players who cheated with PEDs, like Ryan Braun, were punished individually with long term suspensions.  It makes no sense that these Astros players get no punishment at all. 

Now Manfred wants to protect these players from retaliation by other players.  But, really, by not punishing the players, Manfred has created a situation where other players around the league see the need to take matters into their own hands.  Your grade is an F minus Mr. Manfred.   

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As to the Dodgers, the rich get richer, while the Brewers go dumpster diving for their 2020 lineup.  https://www.mlb.com/news/dodgers-2020-lineup-rivals-best-in-franchise-history  It was nice of Rick Honeycutt to throw the '82 Brewers a bone though.

And, one more thing.  MLB needs to cut it out with the juiced baseballs.  They're ruining the game.

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