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Sports world rips Rob Manfred for backpedaling on 2020 MLB season

Jesse Reed
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred speaks
Oct 28, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; MLB commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference regarding Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (not pictured) before game four of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced he was “100%” confident that there would be a season in 2020.

On Monday, he backtracked in a significant way.

Rob Manfred ‘not confident’ MLB season will happen

The MLBPA has broken off negotiations with MLB after a series of never-going-to-work proposals.

Then, Manfred admitted Monday that a season may not happen now, after all.

I’m not confident,” Manfred said, per ESPN. “I think there’s real risk: and as long as there’s no dialogue, that real risk is gonna continue.”

One could get whiplash from that kind of sudden turnaround.

Sports world rips MLB commissioner for botching it all

Not surprisingly, as news spread on social media that the return of MLB may not happen in 2020, Manfred became an easy target. Here’s how the sports world reacted to this latest news.