17. Steroid Era Mess
Manfred has a history of being inept. To sum, his reign is a total mess but we shouldn’t be surprised. That’s because he was one of Bud Selig’s lapdogs and learned the tricks of the trade from his precursor. Needless to say, it hasn’t worked out well.
The Steroid Era was an absolute travesty, tainting Selig’s reign as commissioner. However, don’t forget that Manfred was active back then too. He learned how not to do his job properly from the very worst. Yet somehow, the owners contrived to gift him the top job because that’s baseball.