Brodie Van Waganen, the GM of the New York Mets, was seen on a hot mic video today saying that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred pitched a plan where the team would take the field, leave the field an hour later, and then return. “He just doesn’t get it,” Van Waganen said of Manfred.
Here is video and transcript:
Full transcript of the video: pic.twitter.com/me5s6xpbXv
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 27, 2020
If hot mics could capture the ensuing fallout in the commissioner’s office from this video leaking, it would be of immense public interest.
UPDATE: Here is Brodie Van Wagenen’s statement on the matter:
Brodie Van Wagenen says in a statement that the idea he was ripping Rob Manfred for was not Manfred’s, but Jeff Wilpon’s. pic.twitter.com/m9QekmdftC
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) August 27, 2020