In London for the Cardinals-Cubs series that begins on Saturday, commissioner Rob Manfred was asked again about the most pressing stateside matter facing Major League Baseball — the possible relocation of the Oakland A's to Las Vegas. Specifically, Manfred was asked about his recent comments in which he appeared to cast blame at Oakland fans for the current state of affairs.
You'll remember that A's fans recently held a "reverse boycott" at a recent home game in which more than 25,000 fans showed their support for keeping the team in Oakland and called for owner John Fisher to sell the team. Asked about the fan protest, Manfred afterward said:
"I mean, it was great," he said, according to ESPN's Joon Lee. "It is great to see what is this year almost an average Major League Baseball crowd in the facility for one night. That's a great thing."