MLB Holding Its Gold Glove Awards Show During Election Coverage Is Peak Major League Baseball

MLB Ripped For Gold Glove Awards Show During Election Coverage

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First of all, let me just say Major League Baseball’s Gold Glove Awards Show is never going to draw huge ratings. I get that. BUT… if you are a sport that is sssssstrrrrruggling to get any kind of foothold with fans, like Major League Baseball most certainly is, why would you hold an awards show, highlighting some of the incredible talent your league possesses, on a night when everyone is watching election coverage and absolutely NO ONE is going to watch your show?

Oh. Right. Because you’re Major League Baseball and your league is run by a buffoon. Silly me. I forgot for a second.

I forgot that Major League Baseball is run by a guy who didn’t have the stones to even attempt to punish players guilty of cheating their way to World Series wins.

I also forgot that this is the same league that didn’t think putting the debut of the biggest free agent signing of 2020, Gerrit Cole, to the biggest media market team, the New York Yankees, was worth putting on television, even though the league has ITS VERY OWN NETWORK.

So, airing the MLB Gold Glove Awards Show during the coverage one of the most contentious elections in the history of our country (which MLB knew was going to be the case months and months ago), absolutely fits right in with everything else the league does.

Eh, who needs fans, am I right?

By the way, here’s who won, because I know you weren’t watching.

American League
Catcher: Roberto Perez (Cleveland Indians)
First Base: Evan White (Seattle Mariners)
Second Base: Cesar Hernandez (Cleveland Indians)
Third Base: Isiah Kiner-Falefa (Texas Rangers)
Shortstop: J.P. Crawford (Seattle Mariners)
Left Field: Alex Gordon (Kansas City Royals)
Center Field: Luis Robert (Chicago White Sox)
Right Field: Joey Gallo (Texas Rangers)
Pitcher: Griffin Canning (Los Angeles Angels)

National League
Catcher: Tucker Barnhart (Cincinnati Reds)
First Base: Anthony Rizzo (Chicago Cubs)
Second Base: Kolten Wong (St. Louis Cardinals)
Third Base: Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies)
Shortstop: Javier Baez (Chicago Cubs)
Left Field: Tyler O’Neill (St. Louis Cardinals)
Center Field: Trent Grisham (San Diego Padres)
Right Field: Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Pitcher: Max Fried (Atlanta Braves)

[Awful Announcing]