Caray: Manfred 'Had No Choice' Granting Player Immunity

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
February 20, 2020 - 1:37 pm

Atlanta Braves broadcaster Chip Caray joined Andy and Randy on Thursday to discuss his thoughts on the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. 

"As a fan, I'm mad. I'm angry. I feel cheated," Caray said. 

"When you have a systematic, undetectable, indefensable system that gave you a competitive disadvantage, you basically turned the marquee event of the World Series and, frankly, the regular season into wrestling. You know, if you want to do that, let's just go and have the rehearsals and then, you know, go and stage the event. That's not what baseball is. That's number one and, again, that's just my opinion."

And on how MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the siutation?

"Number two, Rob Manfred was in a no-win situation. He had a choice, 'I can either punish the players and get my pound of flesh or I can get to the truth so this never happens again.'"

"And let's be honest, a lot of the players who are on their moral high-horse and are saying, 'well Rob Manfred should've done this or that.' Well, if it was their team or their player, none of those guys (are) going to step forward and to admit to anything if they know they're going to be suspended and lose millions of dollars."

"He had no choice. He had to grant immunity in order to get to the truth and get to the bottom of it."

Would Caray like to see an asterisk next to Houston's World Series title?

"Absolutely. It wasn't won fairly."