A Piece of Metal
Everybody knows the Astros cheated to a World Series title in 2017. Major League Baseball fined them but never stripped them of their title. Meanwhile, laughably poor MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred had one of the worst takes ever. His perspective on the World Series trophy aged like sour milk.
Manfred said: “The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act.” This went down like a lead balloon in the baseball universe. Several high-profile players slammed the commissioner because they thought he should show more respect (via USA Today).