Blaming the Player

Baseball's commissioner thinks it's Mike Trout's fault the game's greatest player isn't its world public face.

Since the unexpected death of A. Bartlett Giamatti and the fooleries that ended in the putsch of Fay Vincent,…

One of baseball's worst kept secrets is that it hasn't figured out a way to make Trout, its no-questions-asked best all-around player, into the face of the game or something close enough to it. Asked how and why this could be so, Manfred looked into his heart of hearts, prayed hard, and came up with the revelation that the fault lies not in his game but in his star.