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Major League Baseball stars hammer Rob Manfred after tongue-in-cheek comment

Commissioner called championship trophy ‘piece of metal’
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred pauses before answering a question about the Houston Astros, during a news conference at the Atlanta Braves’ spring training facility on Sunday in North Port, Fla.
Washington National pitcher Sean Doolittle was among the outspoken players who hammered Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred over his comments regarding the Houston Astros’ sign stealing scandal.
Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle throws during spring training practice on Friday in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, and Shohei Ohtani watch batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Del. Mark Sickles, D-Fairfax., right, holds the Washington Nationals World Series trophy as Nationals president and General Manager, Mike Rizzo, left, looks on as the Virginia House of Delegates honors the team during the session at the Capitol Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
San Francisco Giants’ Evan Longoria fields a ground ball during spring training baseball practice, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Major League Baseball stars hammer Rob Manfred after tongue-in-cheek comment

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred pauses before answering a question about the Houston Astros, during a news conference at the Atlanta Braves’ spring training facility on Sunday in North Port, Fla.
Washington National pitcher Sean Doolittle was among the outspoken players who hammered Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred over his comments regarding the Houston Astros’ sign stealing scandal.
Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle throws during spring training practice on Friday in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, and Shohei Ohtani watch batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Del. Mark Sickles, D-Fairfax., right, holds the Washington Nationals World Series trophy as Nationals president and General Manager, Mike Rizzo, left, looks on as the Virginia House of Delegates honors the team during the session at the Capitol Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
San Francisco Giants’ Evan Longoria fields a ground ball during spring training baseball practice, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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