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Jon Lester on the Commissioner’s Trophy: “It’s a Very, Very Special Thing That He Brought Down Quite Significantly”

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In one of the more remarkably eyebrow-raising comments about the Astros sign-stealing scandal, Commissioner Rob Manfred said that the league decided not to strip the team’s ill-gotten 2017 title because, “The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act.”

The backlash was swift and universal, because obviously the championship is about so much more than a piece of metal.

I like the way Jon Lester – who has helped win three of those pieces of metal – put it today:

Every time I think about this particular topic, I get a little more angry. And since the players are not going to be punished, stripping the title – get back the damn piece of metal – would be a start to the healing across baseball. Because the one the Astros have sure as hell isn’t as special or deserved as this one:

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.