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2014-08-15 12:43:47 AM  
Why did the choose him. They must have been blinded by the light.


/Also Quinn the Eskimo approves.
//All appropriate references have been made.
 
2014-08-15 07:22:32 AM  
It's telling that only 7 of the 30 owners wanted to return to the anti-union stance that destroyed baseball, and the only candidate they could find was a sitcom producer that hadn't had a hit since the 90's.
 
2014-08-15 07:45:03 AM  
Did he cut loose like a douche,
Another rubber in the night?

\ nods to CippolinaFan
 
2014-08-15 08:01:22 AM  
I come in to do the "wrapped up like a douche" misheard lyrica nd have been beaten to it by two farkers in 3 posts.

/The line is "revved up like a deuce"
//Springsteen did it..
 
2014-08-15 08:11:29 AM  
So recycled Chris Berman "jokes" are getting greened now?
 
2014-08-15 08:22:35 AM  

Pardon Me Sultan: So recycled Chris Berman "jokes" are getting greened now?


Talk about a roaring silence.
 
2014-08-15 08:30:03 AM  

Pardon Me Sultan: So recycled Chris Berman "jokes" are getting greened now?


It explains why WTFark keeps getting plugged
 
2014-08-15 08:33:28 AM  
He was just walking down the street singing "do wah diddy didy down dum diddy do"
 
2014-08-15 08:50:20 AM  
So now we're going to be getting bad cover versions of baseball?
 
2014-08-15 08:50:48 AM  

WTF Indeed: It's telling that only 7 of the 30 owners wanted to return to the anti-union stance that destroyed baseball, and the only candidate they could find was a sitcom producer that hadn't had a hit since the 90's.


There was a story I read where, in the candidate presentations, a couple of the small-market teams (the Rays being one) asked Werner about revenue-sharing, and his answers basically amounted to "Well... it's ok.. somewhat... maybe.. I guess... I mean, I don't really agree with it, but I wouldn't try to get rid of it right away or anything..."

So yes, the alternate choice was a guy who not only wanted to restart the labor wars, but also wanted to eliminate even the relatively small progress MLB has made in financial competitiveness.
 
2014-08-15 08:56:20 AM  
(Copying/editing my post from the older thread)

I'm just hoping that Manfred ends up like Adam Silver, and comes out of the gate showing that he's not beholden to his old boss's policies.

Step 1: Abolish the "All-Star Game counts!" nonsense, make home field in the WS dependent on interleague records or something like that
Step 2: Actually do something (instead of just saying "we're looking at the situation") about the stadium issues in Oakland and Tampa
Step 3: Ban Ruben Amaro Jr from baseball under the "best interests of the game" clause

/Okay, that last one might just be wishful thinking on my part
 
2014-08-15 09:02:54 AM  

Joe_diGriz: Step 3: Ban Ruben Amaro Jr from baseball under the "best interests of the game" clause


You mean the GM who "botched" earlier trades for Cliff Lee and Hunter Pence so badly that he couldn't make a trade because unless he could get a serious overpay for his players to make up for past mistakes he couldn't make a trade.  That's not even counting some of the contracts the Phillies have handed out.
 
2014-08-15 09:03:58 AM  
Is there anyone on Earth who would 'get' a Manfred Man reference, who did not immediately think of Manfred Man when they heard the news?

Shirley, there must be some greater wit that could have been applied here.
 
2014-08-15 09:07:12 AM  
Is he out of Africa?
 
2014-08-15 09:14:13 AM  
He's nothing without his Earth Band.
 
2014-08-15 09:24:39 AM  
So, will his primary mission be protecting Bud Selig's "legacy"?  Maybe he'll fark things up enough that they finally lose the anti-trust exemption.
 
2014-08-15 09:37:45 AM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wanoXM90yHE

/Seriously, this was news 24 hours ago.
 
2014-08-15 09:40:09 AM  

ZMugg: Pardon Me Sultan: So recycled Chris Berman "jokes" are getting greened now?

Talk about a roaring silence.


this post could......go.....all....the way!

/but it's gonna go backbackback....
 
2014-08-15 09:45:58 AM  

Nefarious: You mean the GM who "botched" earlier trades for Cliff Lee and Hunter Pence so badly that he couldn't make a trade because unless he could get a serious overpay for his players to make up for past mistakes he couldn't make a trade. That's not even counting some of the contracts the Phillies have handed out.


No, no, the problem, according to Rube, was that other GMs weren't being "aggressive" with their offers.

And what GM doesn't give out tons of vesting options, no-trade clauses, and 3-4 year contracts to players who are 35+ years old? You make it sound like that's unusual or something.
 
2014-08-15 09:59:56 AM  
The first thing the new commissioner has to do is erase all memory of Selig. Oh...they chose this guy. Sorry, Baseball.
 
2014-08-15 10:04:41 AM  

WTF Indeed: It's telling that only 7 of the 30 owners wanted to return to the anti-union stance that destroyed baseball, and the only candidate they could find was a sitcom producer that hadn't had a hit since the 90's.


I thought for sure that Warner was a lock due to riding the Robin Williams wave with his work on Mork and Mindy.  I guess DVD sales aren't indicative of MLB owner voting after all.
 
2014-08-15 10:37:20 AM  
It would be tough for him to be worse than Selig, but I'm sure he'll try
 
2014-08-15 10:38:35 AM  

Joe_diGriz: (Copying/editing my post from the older thread)

I'm just hoping that Manfred ends up like Adam Silver, and comes out of the gate showing that he's not beholden to his old boss's policies.

Step 1: Abolish the "All-Star Game counts!" nonsense, make home field in the WS dependent on interleague records or something like that
Step 2: Actually do something (instead of just saying "we're looking at the situation") about the stadium issues in Oakland and Tampa
Step 3: Ban Ruben Amaro Jr from baseball under the "best interests of the game" clause

/Okay, that last one might just be wishful thinking on my part


Step 4: Bring back the Expos
 
2014-08-15 10:38:51 AM  
advex101 ; So, will his primary mission be protecting Bud Selig's "legacy"? Maybe he'll fark things up enough that they finally lose the anti-trust exemption.

Since Selig (spit) chose him, you have to figure that was one of the main reasons why. But I doubt that he will be the one to lose the anti-trust exemption. He's an Ivy league (cornell, harvard law) lawyer who got his start in baseball by being an attorney for them. Being an Ivy league lawyer doesn't mean you're more intelligent; it means you have better connections. And Manfred's got 'em.

Bob Costas wasted all those years down on his knees sucking Selig's weenie for nothing.
 
2014-08-15 10:56:30 AM  
Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy doo....
 
2014-08-15 10:59:09 AM  

Gonz: He's nothing without his Earth Band.


If Pat Quinn loses the election for governor of IL, maybe he'll be hired by Manfred.
You know..."You've not seen nothing like the Mighty Quinn!"....but Pat Quinn is
anything but mighty.   ("The Flighty Quinn"?  Or is it "The Blighty Quinn"?)
 
2014-08-15 11:13:08 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Joe_diGriz: (Copying/editing my post from the older thread)

I'm just hoping that Manfred ends up like Adam Silver, and comes out of the gate showing that he's not beholden to his old boss's policies.

Step 1: Abolish the "All-Star Game counts!" nonsense, make home field in the WS dependent on interleague records or something like that
Step 2: Actually do something (instead of just saying "we're looking at the situation") about the stadium issues in Oakland and Tampa
Step 3: Ban Ruben Amaro Jr from baseball under the "best interests of the game" clause

/Okay, that last one might just be wishful thinking on my part

Step 4: Bring back the Expos


Just move the Rays up there.  Get them out of their terrible excuse of a stadium in a terrible location.  They could even stay in the AL East, so no realignment necessary.
 
2014-08-15 11:47:10 AM  

NeoCortex42: Lost Thought 00: Joe_diGriz: (Copying/editing my post from the older thread)

I'm just hoping that Manfred ends up like Adam Silver, and comes out of the gate showing that he's not beholden to his old boss's policies.

Step 1: Abolish the "All-Star Game counts!" nonsense, make home field in the WS dependent on interleague records or something like that
Step 2: Actually do something (instead of just saying "we're looking at the situation") about the stadium issues in Oakland and Tampa
Step 3: Ban Ruben Amaro Jr from baseball under the "best interests of the game" clause

/Okay, that last one might just be wishful thinking on my part

Step 4: Bring back the Expos

Just move the Rays up there.  Get them out of their terrible excuse of a stadium in a terrible location.  They could even stay in the AL East, so no realignment necessary.


I enjoyed those days when it seemed like half of Vermont and New Hampshire would drive up when the Red Sox play the Expos. Of course, a talented team and a new stadium might keep that from happening at least for a little while.
 
2014-08-15 12:38:20 PM  

LucklessWonder: I come in to do the "wrapped up like a douche" misheard lyrica nd have been beaten to it by two farkers in 3 posts.

/The line is "revved up like a deuce"
//Springsteen did it..


...

My mind is blown.

/notoriously bad at understanding lyrics
//off to look for my lost sugar and salt
///my wife still brings that one up, ten years later :/
 
2014-08-15 01:10:38 PM  

Dear Jerk: Is there anyone on Earth who would 'get' a Manfred Man reference, who did not immediately think of Manfred Man when they heard the news?

Shirley, there must be some greater wit that could have been applied here.


Surely Shirley must have an answer, we wait in anticipation.
 
2014-08-15 01:55:44 PM  

NeoCortex42: Lost Thought 00: Joe_diGriz: (Copying/editing my post from the older thread)

I'm just hoping that Manfred ends up like Adam Silver, and comes out of the gate showing that he's not beholden to his old boss's policies.

Step 1: Abolish the "All-Star Game counts!" nonsense, make home field in the WS dependent on interleague records or something like that
Step 2: Actually do something (instead of just saying "we're looking at the situation") about the stadium issues in Oakland and Tampa
Step 3: Ban Ruben Amaro Jr from baseball under the "best interests of the game" clause

/Okay, that last one might just be wishful thinking on my part

Step 4: Bring back the Expos

Just move the Rays up there.  Get them out of their terrible excuse of a stadium in a terrible location.  They could even stay in the AL East, so no realignment necessary.


Move them to Olympic Stadium? And that is supposed to be an improvement in their stadium?
 
2014-08-15 03:32:29 PM  

MartinD-35: Dear Jerk: Is there anyone on Earth who would 'get' a Manfred Man reference, who did not immediately think of Manfred Man when they heard the news?

Shirley, there must be some greater wit that could have been applied here.

Surely Shirley must have an answer, we wait in anticipation.


Maybe someone can figure out how to wedge a Red Baron joke into this?
 
2014-08-15 04:33:45 PM  

Crewmannumber6: So now we're going to be getting bad cover versions of baseball?


Well we've had bad cover versions of commissioners since Paul Giamatti's dad died, so why not the actual baseball?
 
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