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Rob Manfred has been banned for life by a minor league team

If Rob Manfred has ever wanted to attend a Northwoods League game, he’s running out of options.

The MLB commissioner has been hit with bans from the Kalamazoo Growlers and Bismark Larks, according to a statement released by summer college teams this week.

“The Growlers are committed to making a difference while having fun, and Rob Manfred has shown his commitment to the opposite,” the Growlers said in a statement on social media Friday. “Amid the MLB lockout, Manfred and the MLB team owners have shown only interest in money and have not provided baseball for their players and fans. They’re trying to ruin baseball just for financial gain.”

MLB has canceled the first week of the game the regular season as players and owners have yet to agree on luxury tax parameters or the extent to which the postseason will be expanded.

“The Growlers look forward to continuing to expand the game of baseball through fun and putting fans first,” the team concluded its statement. “The team looks forward to seeing you at the stadium this summer … but not Rob Manfred.”

Rob Manfred has been banned for life by the Kalamazoo Growlers
Rob Manfred has been banned for life by the Kalamazoo Growlers
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The Growlers’ stance mirrored that of the Larks on Thursday – although Bismarck appears open to reconsidering Manfred’s status once the lockout is over.

“The Bismarck Larks believe in using FUN to make a difference in the community,” the team said wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “Since the MLB lockdown began on December 2, 2021, it’s clear that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred hates baseball and hates FUN.

“We officially announce that we are banning Manfred from Larks games until the ban is resolved.”

https://nypost.com/2022/03/04/rob-manfred-hit-with-lifetime-ban-by-minor-league-team/ Rob Manfred has been banned for life by a minor league team

JOE HERNANDEZ

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