Colin Cowherd: “I’m going to take a very unpopular position for the next 6 or 7 minutes. I’m going to defend Rob Manfred, the commissioner of baseball. We’re GOING to have baseball, and a lot of this is just throwing stuff out there in public. What you don’t like about Rob Manfred is ‘I DON’T LIKE THE TENSION BETWEEN THE PLAYERS AND THE OWNERS!’ That is such an adorable take for all you 21-year-old bloggers. Google ‘Work Stoppages’. We had a work stoppage in the 70’s, in the 80’s, in 1994, and almost in 2002. Uncle Rob wasn’t around then, are you blaming him for that?? There is a reason baseball hired Rob Manfred, who is a labor lawyer. Because the billionaires and millionaires have been fighting since I was a teenager. Baseball has a million issues and Rob Manfred would love to change all of them, but he can’t.” (Full Video Segment Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd take the contrarian view this week of defending MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, as the Major League Baseball owners and players continue a bitter dispute over a revenue sharing proposal for a COVID-19 shortened season.
Check out the video above as Colin details why he thinks Manfred is unfairly being thrown under the bus, and is simply being the scapegoat to a younger generation of fans who don’t understand that hostile labor disputes between owners and players have been going on for many generations, and will continue for the rest of time as long as there is money to be grabbed.