The account wrote: “Holy slug Rob Manfred is trying to force the Mets tonight to pull a social justice awareness stunt by having the players leave the field at 7:10 and return at 8:10 one hour later to play even though the players don’t want to play tonight. A video appeared to show New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen talking to an unknown person about MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.
A twitter account posted a video on Monday, August 27. The account wrote: “Holy slug Rob Manfred is trying to force the Mets tonight to pull a social justice awareness stunt by having the players exit the field at 7:10 and return an hour later to play at 8:10 even though the players don’t want to play tonight,” sharing what seemed like a video of New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen as he talked to an unknown person about MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. The video makes it clear that Van Wagenen was unaware that he was being recorded.
Rob Manfred is trying to force the Mets tonight to pull a social justice campaign by making the players leave at 7:10 symbolically before returning an hour later to play at 8:10 despite the players not wanting to play tonight.
Van Wagenen said, “Baseball is trying to come up with a solution to say — three of us here aren’t able to leave this room — you know what would be really great: – If you have the players take the field and then they leave the field and then they return at 8:10 and play And I was like, “What? », to which the unidentified voice said, “Who said this?”
Van Wagenen clarified: “Rob. And with Jeff [possibly Jeff Wilpon, the CEO of the New York Mets], scheduling is going to be a nightmare and there’s so much at stake. And I said to him, ‘Jeff, that is not happening.’“
The unidentifiable voice said, “They are not dealing with reality,” to which Van Wagenen added: “They are not playing.” That’s Rob’s instinct, but And Rob — exactly what you and I were talking about — he doesn’t understand leadership at the level he receives. He just doesn’t get it. Anyway, wait. As soon as we hear from the Marlins we want to hear what we do to coordinate with the Marlins. So, let me know when Conforto hears from Rojas — Miguel Rojas — because Jeff is waiting for that call.
It initially appeared that Van Wagenen was talking about how the MLB commissioner wanted the Mets to take the field, leave it and return an hour later. Van Wagenen was critical of the idea and Manfred, noting that the latter just did not “get it”.
Van Wagenen later apologized for the comments and said it was Jeff Wilpon’s idea and not Manfred’s idea. The New York Post stated in a statement: “Jeff Wilpon this afternoon called Commissioner Manfred to advise him that our players voted not to play. They discussed the challenges of the re-scheduling the game. Jeff suggested an idea to play the game an hour later”.
He continued: “I have misunderstood that this was the idea of the Commissioner. This was actually the suggestion of Jeff. The players had already made their decision, so I thought that the suggestion was not useful. My frustration with the commissar was wrong and unfounded. I apologize to the Commissioner for my disapproval and my poor judgment in describing the contents of his private conversation with Jeff Wilpon, erroneously.
Several Major League Baseball games were delayed on Wednesday as players across the sport world – whether NBA, WNBA, NFL or tennis – responded to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
On Wednesday, MLB players announced as part of the Players Alliance that they would donate their team salary to race “clash racial inequality and help the Black families and communities deeply affected in the wake of recent events” for 27 August and 28 August. Mets first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith was visible emotionally emotional while speaking to reporters about his team’s victory against the Miami Marlins. He said, “I like to just give my time… I didn’t grow up with money so that s*** doesn’t mean anything to me… if you give time, that’s the only way that we can change.”
But before Van Wagenen’s apology, the video had sparked outrage on social media. One Twitter user wrote: „This is who Rob Manfred is. The game is in bad hands not. All of us know this, but most reporters traded inaccess for complicity and silently watched as Manfred desecrates the sport in plain sight.”
At leadership level he doesn’t get it. He just doesn’t get it.”
Another Twitter user wrote, “Rob Manfred and Jeff Wilpon are clowns. This is ridiculous and giant props to BVW for standing up for the players and getting this involved is crazy. This is such a bad look for Rob Manfred wow.“
A Twitter user wrote: ” Rob Manfred really wants professional athletes to take a stand against racial injustice as a publicity stunt, but also wants them to turn around and play Poison pathetic. I think it’s time to back your players or to go back to Rob.
Rob Manfred takes seriously the desire to use professional athletes taking a stand against racial injustice as a publicity stunt, but also wants them to play back and forth? The truth is: pathetic. Rob, it’s time to defend your players or to break out.
Another said that except this is somehow fabricated or the largest misinterpretation in the history of baseball, the Commissioner of Baseball, Rob Manfred, has to resign. Tonight This is indefensible, cheap, sordid, racist”
It must resign if this is somehow fabricated or the greatest misinterpretation in the history of the sport.