MLB commissioner Rob Manfred trying to figure out how Brandon Taubman incident happened

14 Aug 2020 admin

first_imgAstros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman is under fire for an incident that occurred after the Astros won the AL pennant, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is looking into it.“I’m really concerned at this point about the underlying substance of the situation and what the atmosphere was, how it came to be,” Manfred told reporters before the second game of the World Series on Wednesday, via Fox 26 in Houston. “That’s my focus right now.” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on the controversy involving #Astros ass’t GM Brandon Taubman: “I’m really concerned at this point about the underlying substance of the situation & what the atmosphere was..We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive,harassment free environment.” pic.twitter.com/S6XC08RJx1— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) October 23, 2019Taubman is alleged to have yelled “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—ing glad we got Osuna!” in the direction of three female reporters after Houston’s 6-4 win over the Yankees in the American League Championship Series.The incident was apparently so intense that another Astros staffer had to apologize to the reporters, according to Sports Illustrated. Related News Astros dispute story that team executive taunted female reporters about Roberto Osuna Astros’ A.J. Hinch ‘very disappointed’ in team exec’s controversial commentscenter_img “We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive, harassment-free environment in all of the various aspects of our business,” he said. “I think it’s a core value for baseball and I think that we have to be tremendously concerned whenever we have an incident that attracts this much attention.”The BBWAA and the AWSM have both issued statements condemning Taubman’s actions as well as the Astros’ initial response to the incident. Game 2 of the World Series will be played at 8:08 p.m. ET in Houston on Wednesday. The Nationals currently lead the series 1-0. Houston initially refuted the report, but it has since been confirmed by three different sources and Taubman has issued a statement on the incident. The Astros did as well, and manager AJ Hinch spoke about how disappointed he was with the reported actions of the Astros staffer.MLB has not announced any discipline as of yet, but Manfred may decide on some kind of punishment in time.last_img

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