MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Got Crushed For The Lame Gift He Sent To Every Major League Player

Rob Manfred Crushed For Lame Gift He Sent Every Major League Player

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  • After the lockout, Major League Baseball players received a gift from commissioner Rob Manfred.
  • On Opening Day, each player was gifted a set of Bose headphones that he left in their locker.
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Following the very acrimonious 99 day lockout, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred knew he had a lot of work to do to repair his relationship with the players.

“One of the things I’m supposed to do is promote a good relationship with our players. I’ve tried to do that,” Manfred said after the lockout ended. “I think I have not been successful in that.”

Sports understatement of the year right there.

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“I think that it begins with small steps,” he continued. “It’s why I picked the phone up after the (Collective Bargaining Agreement) ratification and called Tony (Clark) and expressed my desire to work with him. It’s going to be a priority of mine moving forward to try to make good on the commitment I made to him on the phone.”

Apparently one of those (very) small steps Manfred had in mind was leaving a gift in each players’ locker on Opening Day along with a note.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred left every player a gift in their locker

“As we get ready to start a new season, I wanted to take a moment to send a note of appreciation,” the note from Manfred read. “Being a Major Leaguer is an extraordinary accomplishment that beyond your remarkable talent shows your dedication to this great game. Along with our clubs, I’m committed to working together with all players to grow the sport. I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and by working together, I know we can bring the game to new heights.

“Please accept this gift as a small gesture of my appreciation for the hard work that comes with being a Major Leaguer and your respect for our incredible fans.”

The (very) small gesture was a pair of Bose headphones.

Fans had a field day upon learning that Rob Manfred gave a bunch of millionaire baseball players a set of headphones in an effort to make things better.