Baseball has had quite the offseason so far, and last week things finally came to a head. The Houston Astros parted ways with general manager Jeff Lunhow and manager A.J. Hinch following the MLB’s sign-stealing investigation. Manager Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox also had a fall out. And newly acquired New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran was relieved of his duties before spring training even started.
Fortunately, social media exists, and there were some hilarious posts by both athletes and fans about the current state of the MLB:
The Mets were dragged down, but nothing would ever stop Pete Alonso from getting his jersey ripped off.
Man this business was quick. Don’t hate it.
The burner account story might be the best one yet. Was it Beltran’s niece? Daughter? A player? All I know is that there were a lot of accusations.
Poor tio Beltran.
I’m just going to leave this here.
*Insert shocking face emoji.*
Why am I crying in the club right now?
This is fair.
Most exciting MLB offseason I can remember.
And quite possibly the best for last:
This is genius. Perfectly executed.
I’m not sure what’s going to happen with guys like Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman, both of who spoke with media on Saturday and had no remorse or apology. Let’s not forget how sketchy is was that Altuve hit the walk-off home run to send his team to the World Series and said he didn’t want his jersey to be ripped off.
Sign stealing has been going on for a long time and Commissioner Rob Manfred swept it under the rug. Now we wait and see what changes might come from this.
And they say baseball is a dying sport. I can’t wait to see what next week has in store.
Photo: (Sports Illustrated)