Ken Rosenthal fired for criticizing commissioner exposes MLB The problem with work stoppages in sports, and any place involving a well-known company, is that public relations is one of them.
Rob Manfred is, in some ways, the first commissioner to get most of the public to support the team of players, as he did during the pandemic when owners and players were trying to figure out what the 2020 season would look like. It seems odd that fans have sided with billionaire homeowners in the workforce during previous work stoppages, but that’s how it worked, mainly, I think, because fans see gamers all.
the days and rarely, if ever, the owners. Who knows?
Ken Rosenthal fired for criticizing commissioner exposes MLB
However, the former Commissioners were able to avoid this until Manfred showed up.
This is how obnoxious and poorly presented a weasel is.
He’s apparently going to do something about it, albeit in the same whiny and obtuse way his entire term as Commissioner has been.
Yesterday, one of baseball’s most respected journalists, Ken Rosenthal, was fired from the MLB network. probably because Rosenthal took the very docile and logical position of pointing out that Manfred was ruining negotiations for the 2020 season.
Now, no one thinks MLB Network will ever be a bastion of integrity or journalistic genius. After all, he’s a wing of the league office. It’s their official megaphone.But still, having Rosenthal on it gave some credibility to fans who could, only could, get actual reporting. erase all that.
This is how Manfred and the owners will try to win any PR battle they come across in this current bloc, completely controlling any outlets they can.
Don’t be surprised if this spreads to ESPN, in the best possible way. They have a lot of ground to catch up, as most fans have pinned this block directly to the greed of the owners, and even bothering to negotiate isn’t helping their cause.
Too many fans have seen their teams use the luxury tax as a salary cap, or even not try at all, or withhold players they wish to see underage for better control, and any other nefarious means possible to keep salaries low. .Fans simply have too much information these days to believe everything the owners sell.