He did the crime and he got caught, and he dealt with the repercussions. He served a 50-game suspension in 2009 and was hit with a 100-game ban in 2011. Neither of those punishments mentioned his future Hall of Fame eligibility, of course. The second suspension was reduced to 50 games after the 2011 season and MLB considered the matter resolved once he served those 50 games; he played in the minors for the A’s (2012, after sitting those 50 games), Rangers (2013) and Cubs (2014). He served as a hitting consultant for the Cubs in 2015-16 and has been given a lot of credit for the development of the club’s young stars, such as Javy Baez and Jorge Soler.
Baseball has once again embraced Manny. So why are BBWAA voters punishing him? As of Tuesday afternoon, Manny had been named on just 53 of the 218 ballots (23.6 percent) compiled on Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame tracker.
One person was injured in a shooting Tuesday morning near Nationals Park, police confirmed to local news outlets.
Reports of a shooting surfaced on Twitter shortly after 10 a.m. ET, about the time a job fair for seasonal employees at the MLB stadium was about to begin. The team later clarified that the victim was shot nearby and fled toward the stadium, where he was treated to emergency Cheap Elite NFL Jerseys responders outside the center-field gates.
The Washington Post reported a man was shot in the shoulder and face. He was reported to be conscious and breathing.
Levy Restaurants was set to screen candidates for concession positions at the stadium from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., according to a flyer posted on Twitter earlier in the day.
The Nationals said the job fair was rescheduled for Jan. 31 in the wake of the shooting.