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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    The reason it is different is because Baseball had no formalized rules for this type of cheating, and Manfred gave the players immunity if they talked. Every club house had the rule that gambling on baseball meant being banned for life when Rose did it.

    I am not saying one is worse than the other.
    Not formalized, but they had been direct that there would be punishments.

    Their biggest mistake was giving the players immunity. Now, rather than the player's union looking like the bad guys, the league does. They should've started a mini civil war in the union, that was their best route to solve this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theleviathan View Post
    Not formalized, but they had been direct that there would be punishments.

    Their biggest mistake was giving the players immunity. Now, rather than the player's union looking like the bad guys, the league does. They should've started a mini civil war in the union, that was their best route to solve this issue.
    Yeah, it doesn't sound like Manfred even tried. But taking the WS will punish those players. They could never claim a championship. It was a mistake not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Yeah, it doesn't sound like Manfred even tried. But taking the WS will punish those players. They could never claim a championship. It was a mistake not to.
    Perhaps Manfred was afraid to try because he knew the union would have smacked his ass down hard. And a loss to the Commissioner would’ve been a loss to the owners who pull his strings, and that would’ve been unacceptable.
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    By giving in and giving the players immunity The Commissioner pretty much told the players and owners you can do whatever you want at any time and as long as the players union throws a fit when I want to punish you I will just fold faster then Superman on laundry day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Perhaps Manfred was afraid to try because he knew the union would have smacked his ass down hard. And a loss to the Commissioner would’ve been a loss to the owners who pull his strings, and that would’ve been unacceptable.
    The Union would have no say in vacating the WS. He has said to punish individuals. like suspensions, he would have to deal with the Union.
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