Rob Manfred: “The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act. People will always know that something was different about the 2017 season, and whether we made that decision right or wrong, we undertook a thorough investigation, and had the intestinal fortitude to share the results of that investigation, even when those results were not very pretty.”
Justin Turner: “The only thing devaluing it right now is the fact that it says ‘Commissioner’ on it. It’s just unbelievable. Is he that out of touch with our game that those are his comments? Does he not know what we put into these seasons? Does he not know how much work we dedicate to winning that ‘piece of metal’? Does he not know what it means to little kids in that city and trying to inspire those kids to want to be baseball players? I don’t know if the commissioner’s ever won anything in his life.”
Los Angeles Dodgers veteran third baseman Justin Turner blasted MLB commissioner Rob Manfred for his curious comments regarding the league’s refusal to take away the 2017 World Series title from the Astros, despite their unprecedented cheating saga that quickly become one of the most egregious scandals in sports history.
Manfred said it would be a ‘futile act’ for Major League Baseball baseball to vacate a World Series title that is simply a ‘piece of metal.’
Turner punched back saying ‘I don’t know if the commissioner has ever won anything in his life’ and added ‘is he that out of touch with our game that those are his comments?’