Dodgers’ slugger Max Muncy took a fantastic jab at MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.
When Rob Manfred tried to devalue the Commissioner’s Trophy in wake of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal by calling it a “hunk of metal,” fans and players were rightfully enraged, further proving that the man just isn’t fit for the highest office in the baseball world.
Players have since taken jabs at Manfred over his comments and lack of a significant punishment for the Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Max Muncy was the latest to do so after his team’s World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Muncy was pictured holding the hardware after their Game 6 win and left a caption on his Instagram post that put the MLB commissioner on blast.
It is indeed, Max. A World Series title has eluded the Dodgers for 32 years and this was their third time in the past four seasons making it to the Fall Classic, so you know how much this meant to them. These guys work tirelessly at their craft to be atop their game and Manfred’s comments were no doubt disrespectful, even if he meant no harm.
This is especially fitting because the Dodgers were the primary victims of the Astros scandal, at least according to MLB’s investigation, which found the height of the cheating to occur in 2017 (though fans are certain it continued in 2018 and 2019).
Though the Astros swiped two victories in LA during that 2017 Fall Classic, they destroyed Clayton Kershaw in Houston. The left-hander threw a combined 51 curveballs and slides and got ZERO swings and misses. Think something might’ve been going on?
The Dodgers got the ultimate revenge. Though they didn’t get to face the Astros, they won it all during arguably the most uncertain campaign in baseball history due to the global pandemic. They were the best team in baseball from start to finish and nobody will be able to take that away from them.
That hunk of metal is theirs until October of 2021. We hope you enjoyed the boos, Rob.