18. ‘Piece of Metal’
Manfred commits many verbal atrocities. However, he once referred to The Commissioner’s Trophy as just ‘a piece of metal.’ Remember, this is the trophy every serious baseball player sacrifices their life to win. That’s up there with his most diabolical gaffes. Named after his office, he still couldn’t pretend it had any meaning to him.
Then he came out with a mealy-mouthed apology to the trophy. Manfred dishonored the very title that all of the teams battle it out for. Numerous players condemned him for his words because they were so embarrassing.