If Rob Manfred ever wished to go soak up any Northwoods League video games, he’s working out of choices.
The MLB commissioner has been hit with bans by Kalamazoo Growlers and Bismark Larks, in keeping with a press release launched by the summer season collegiate groups this week.
“The Growlers have been dedicated to utilizing enjoyable to make a distinction, and Rob Manfred has proven his dedication to the other,” the Growlers stated in a press release on social media Friday. “Amid the MLB lockout, Manfred and the MLB crew house owners have proven solely an curiosity in cash and never offering baseball for his or her gamers and followers. They’re making an attempt to damage baseball merely for his or her monetary achieve.”
MLB canceled the primary week of video games of the common season, as gamers and house owners nonetheless haven’t agreed on luxurious tax parameters or the extent to which the postseason can be expanded.
“The Growlers look ahead to persevering with to develop the sport of baseball by means of enjoyable and placing followers first,” the crew concluded its assertion. “The crew seems to be ahead to seeing you on the ballpark this summer season…however not Rob Manfred.”
The Growlers’ stance echoed one made by the Larks on Thursday — although Bismarck appears open to revisiting Manfred’s standing as soon as the lockout involves an finish.
“The Bismarck Larks consider in utilizing FUN to make a distinction locally,” the crew wrote in a press release posted to Twitter. “For the reason that MLB lockout started on December 2, 2021, it has been clear that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred hates baseball and hates FUN.
“We formally announce that we’re banning Manfred from Larks video games till the lockout is resolved.”