"When we started looking at the type of game we'd like to become, it really seemed a lot like rec league softball," said Commissioner Rob Manfred, "so we are just going to adopt all our rules from there."
“With all the talks of billy goats, curses and infographics on how cheap gas was during the last Cubs’ title, we feel that we have been severely mistreated by ESPN and other large media outlets,” said owner Tom Ricketts.
First it was the presidential election. Then it was the threat of a global market meltdown. Now it's something much more serious. Fake news websites around the world have been claiming for weeks the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series.
"We actually considered a larger increase," said President of Business Operations Crane Kenney, "but we wanted to reward the fans for their patience with a small increase of just under 20 percent. It's the right way to do things."
“I can’t wait to see Bartolo Colon anchor the N.L. squad,” said Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association. “He’s going to beat the pants off of Wally the Green Monster!”
"Will it be tough on the guys? Yes. But I feel [Jonathan] Toews and the bunch are up to the challenge," said McDonough. "We need to see people smile again, like they did in October."
"Rule 142.2 part A clearly states that if any offensive player from a World Series-winning team has an average below .240 and also exhibits Gold-Glove caliber defense, he may, for the good of the team and the fans in general, be allowed a replacement hitter," said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.