Still, MLB recognizes it can remove one vital element from any stadium celebration — alcohol. The teams supply it in celebratory moments and MLB is going to forbid its presence. MLB also can, to a large extent through the teams, control the clubhouse. To that end, the league is going to ask players to celebrate on the field and to mask up as soon as it’s possible to do so. Commemorative shirts and caps are likely to be distributed in a way to limit contact with as many people as possible.
I truly wonder if Rob Manfred just sits in his basement every night and wonders how he can further ruin baseball. Don't punish the team that cheated their way to a World Series championship. Make doubleheaders seven innings. Shorten games by fucking with extra innings. Don't let players like Trevor Bauer wear fun cleats that have the chance to go viral. Play as few games as possible. Devalue the World Series trophy. Refuse to lift blackout restrictions for streaming services. I probably missed 50 things, but bottom line is Manfred hates this sport and wants to do anything in his power to change it for people who don't care about it. I hate him.
What's his next trick? Banning champagne celebrations in the postseason. Excuse me?
No more hammered Bill Murray asking drunk questions to the Cubs.
Or just having all out melees in the locker room
Nope can't do that. It's fine everything else these guys do, but god forbid they spray some champagne around you can't have that. Flying together, chilling in the locker room, hanging in the bullpen, just being on the team together in general. How is champagne crossing the line from any of that?
Also, why can't you pop the bottles on the field? You can still mask up and even spread out enough while still being able to spray each other in the face. You don't even need to drink the champagne! Just try to blind one another as you celebrate being World Series champs. Now what? Everyone pours water bottles on their own heads as they sing 'We are the champions' while spaced out on the field? This is so lame.
I get the initiative to be safe, but I don't think a bunch of guys who have tested negative together and have been secured in the bubble, that will take place in October, are going to put themselves in danger because they're popping some bubbly. Ban the clubhouse celebrations okay I can see the logic there, but why not have everyone on the field drinking and going nuts? Makes zero sense. Everyone should just do drugs. Go full 86' Mets and blow lines of coke in the clubhouse. Edibles being given out left and right. That'll show Manfred!
So dumb. So pointless. Just like Rob Manfred.