The way MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has handled the Astros' cheating scandal left many fans, and players, outraged.
Angels superstar Mike Trout, who isn't one to be controversial or outspoken, said he didn't agree with the lack of punishment toward members of the 2017 Astros team. And on the other side of the country, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge admitted to taking down a photo he shared with Astros second baseman Jose Altuve because he didn't feel it held any meaning anymore.
The latest athlete to have a say in what's going on in the world of baseball? LeBron James.
Yes, he doesn't play baseball, but the NBA superstar and global icon took to Twitter on Tuesday to make his opinion known.
Listen I know I don’t play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be F*^king irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do! Listen here baseball commissioner listen to your.....— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 18, 2020
players speaking today about how disgusted, mad, hurt, broken, etc etc about this. Literally the ball(⚾️) is in your court(or should I say field) and you need to fix this for the sake of Sports! #JustMyThoughtsComingFromASportsJunkieRegardlessMyOwnSportIPlay— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 18, 2020
The extra-long hashtag alone truly shows how the 16-time All-Star and four-time MVP feels on the subject.
At the end of the day, they're all playing sports, and King James wants something to change as well. He explained if he were to go through something similar in the basketball world, he would be just as upset as the rest of the MLB players have shown.
Manfred spoke to the media earlier on Tuesday and addressed the Astros' wrongdoing during that 2017 World Series run.
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He complimented A's pitcher Miker Fiers, the "whistleblower" who shed light on the subject back in November. Manfred said Fiers "did a service" for the industry by going on the record, noting that it would have taken longer to clean up the mess this has caused without Fiers coming forward.
The players will continue to be angry if more is not done on the issue.
The ball remains in Manfred's court.