June 15, 2018

Memo To MLB: Trying To Remove Something From The Internet Is Impossible

Associated Press:
Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is trying to remove from the internet the leaked video of former Mets manager Terry Collins ranting at umpires.

The profanity-laced video surfaced this week from a Dodgers-Mets game in May 2016 that Fox televised. ...

"We made a commitment to the umpires that if they would wear microphones, certain types of interactions that we all know go on the field would not be aired publicly. ... We promised them that. It's in the collective bargaining agreement. We had no choice in a situation like that than to do everything possible to live up to our agreement."
So, Mr. Manfred, does MLB also have no choice but to work for years to scrub all non-MLB produced videos from the internet? (It seems like that bone-headed decision is the only thing MLB is actually competent at.)

Many fans by this time are smart enough to save a copy of any cool video. ... Apropos of nothing, you will receive a nice gift if you click here in the next seven days.

1 comment:

allan said...

Grant Brisbee: "Hearing all of the conversations on a baseball field would be glorious, just glorious, and it would certainly change our enjoyment of the game. What the Collins video showed us was that fly-on-the-wall baseball is an absolute dream. To hear pitchers and catchers talk about whatever is behind the gloves covering their lips. To empathize with the umpires who have to explain the technicalities that a spittle-flecked manager doesn’t want to hear. To understand the game better. It would take an enjoyable product and make it much better. ... I would pay $500 a year for access to live mics on the field. I’m an active parishioner of the Church of Vin Scully, and yet my platonic idea of watching a baseball game is to hear the sounds and the cracks and the snaps and the grunts and the yelling and the yelling and the yelling and the yelling. To be omnipotent like this ... it’s the baseball fan’s dream."