Petition to MLB
Fire Rob Manfred
Since Rob Manfred has taken office as Commissioner of Major League Baseball in 2015, the traditional game of baseball that we love and cherish so much has unfortunately started to take a less appealing form. In the 5 years Mr. Manfred has served as commissioner we have seen SEVERAL unappealing rule changes, scandals and proposed league changes that have only seemed to be in the interest of himself and not the fans or players. Some of those topics are as follows.. - Getting rid of the Minor Leagues - Changing the playoffs to a less appealing format that will forever ruin postseason records and make the regular season less meaningful - Adding a play clock - Terrible pace of play rules - Local team blackouts that take away the ability for fans to gain local interest - Threatening to move the Oakland A’s to Las Vegas - Astros cheating scandal and poor punishment execution - “Juicing” baseballs - Taking away contact plays - Threatening to shorten the regular season - Wants to make the DH universal - Wants to move the mound back to increase offense and scoring -Electronic umpires And many many more changes that the vast majority of MLB fans, supporters and even players are not in favor of. Help us save baseball and stop the changes! Sign the petition to save baseball and fire Manfred today!!
Petition to MLB
Recall Rob Manfred
Rob Manfred needs to be recalled for to his lack of discipline and punishments to the 2017 Houston Astros, who cheated and stole the World Series. Furthermore, Manfred's recent statements saying that MLB needs to work with the Astros to help them get over this incident, that players who intentionally throw at Astros players would face a longer suspension than the players that actually cheated their way to a championship and his failure to strip the Astros of the 2017 title further proves his weakness and he needs to be removed "for the good of baseball."
Petition to MLB, tony clark, MLBPA
Step down Manfred
Following the events that occurred this offseason, Rob Manfred has proven he can’t be trusted in a position of leadership. Much less be the now commissioner of Major League Baseball. He has implemented rules that nobody has asked for. Has failed to properly discipline the Houston Astros for cheating these past couple of years, although suspicions had been informed. And has now threatened other players they’ll face discipline for taking matter into their own hands. Not to forget the new playoff “blueprints” he proposed... As an individual who’s been a fan of baseball for as long as I can remember, I propose for Manfred to step down. He’s changing the game we all love, and hurting the image of America’s pastime.
Petition to Commissioner Rob Manfred
Ask MLB to Vacate 2017 Title Astros Cheated to 'Win'
The Houston Astros admittedly, and unequivocally, CHEATED during the 2017 World Series. Letting this ill-gotten title stand essentially condones cheating. We must demand that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred vacate the title. Letting it stand sends the wrong message to our children, young athletes, schools, and professional sports organizations, i.e., that it's okay to cheat your way to a title. If you get caught, you'll get a slap on the wrist, a small fine, some other trivial punishments--and that's it! You're free to keep the championship trophy, title, rings, banners and money, and forever be known as a champion. But you're not. You're a pathetic loser whose obligatory, disingenuous 'apology' in no way mitigates what you've done. Commissioner Manfred has suggested that the Astros' feelings of guilt and embarrassment are punishment enough. Really? If that's true, then it's time to right some old wrongs. Pete Rose was banned from Major League Baseball, FOR LIFE, because he bet on Cincinnati Reds' games while their manager. Time to reinstate him! His offense pales in comparison to the Astros'. Lance Armstrong was stripped of numerous victories, including the prestigious Tour de France, because of illegal doping. Let's give those titles back to him! Surely the humiliation he's felt is punishment enough, right? If you're a fan of sports--real sports, honest sports, sports in which champions are genuinely the best--please sign this petition. Ask everyone you know who values integrity to sign it, too. Spread the word on Twitter by including @VacateAstros and #VacateAstrosTitle in your tweets. Commissioner Manfred MUST vacate the 2017 title, demand the return of all its championship rings, money, banners and any other official objects declaring the Astros champions. We'll never know which team would have been the true winner of that title, but at least we'll preserve the integrity of America's pastime.
Petition to MLB, MLBPA, FOX News, Donald J. Trump, CBS, ABC, Facebook, NIKE, ESPN, New York Times
Ban Rob Manfred from Major League Baseball
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's failure and refusal to adequately address the fallout of the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal has impacted far more than the name on a trophy. It has robbed teams of World Series berths and championships, adversely affected players' careers and robbed fans of an honest product for the past 3 years. Astros players remain wholly unpunished and unapologetic for their actions in an elaborate player-driven act of deliberate cheating and for this, Rob Manfred CANNOT be allowed to continue as Commissioner of baseball. He does not sympathize with the players' sacrifice and dedication to win with integrity, and is unfit to represent MLB as a whole. Both players and fans deserve a Commissioner with an acute moral compass, who is in touch with the players and cares about moving the sport forward. Rob Manfred is not that individual and should be allowed to have any further say in baseball.
Petition to MLB
Remove Rob Manfred from the office of Commissioner of the MLB
Rob Manfred, through the Astros cheating scandal and, in addition, not fixing real problems in the MLB but rather changing things like the playoff format, has shown that he is out of touch with the players and the sport, and is not fit to be commissioner of the league.
Petition to Mlb team owners
MLB team owners need to fire Rob Manfred
There are other petitions here that list myriad reasons why MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred should be fired. Most of those reasons are perfectly valid. This petition has only one reason. Today Rob Manfred called the World Series trophy just a "piece of metal" during his interview explaining why he has not stripped the 2017 WS title from the Houston Astros. If the ultimate goal of every player in Major (and minor) League Baseball is to win that "piece of metal," then what does it say about Manfred that he does not value it at all? What does it say about his feelings toward MLB players? Most importantly, what does it say about his feelings toward us as fans? The MLB team owners have the ability to remove Manfred from office. He needs to go.