Baseball was ‘America’s sport’ for many, many years, but in recent years it has simply become a giant mess. From endless cheating scandals to player-owner disputes, it’s a toxic environment. Meanwhile, the product has become increasingly boring proven by the rise of analytics.
Today, we’ll look at 25 reasons why the current MLB is a giant mess. It’s wild that the sport has survived for this long because it feels like Rob Manfred is on a trip off a cliff. Check out the article below via Bleacher Report.
25. Opioid Scandal
In 2019, L.A. Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs passed away. Aa police autopsy report revealed that he had fentanyl in his system. This drug is the scourge of the United States because thousands of people have overdosed on it. Now there are fears that MLB has an opioid problem (via Bleacher Report).
Meanwhile, the scandal developed when pitcher Matt Harvey admitted that he gave drugs to Skaggs. Furthermore, in 2020, a jury indicted Eric Kay on charges of distributing a banned substance. It’s been a giant mess for baseball because of the tragic consequences.