"What's Buggin' Chuckery?" - Rob Manfred saying Mike Trout should market himself...really?

July 22, 2018 - 2:22 pm

Jon Chuckery wrapped the Sunday midday show talking about "What's Buggin' Chuckery?".  He reacted to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's comments earlier this week that Los Angeles Angels Center Fielder Mike Trout isn't marketing himself enough.  Jon said Trout is Mickey Mantle incarnate and should be marketed more vigorously by the League.  But, he said that much like Clayton Kershaw, when you play on the West Coast there's just not much baseball will give you when it comes to marketing and fans just don't get to see those players.  Then, Jon talked about how the guys the MLB wanted to buildup, like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa, are now shunned.  Jon also thinks that essentially MLB is picking the wrong fight with the wrong guy, and that the issue is baseball becoming a regional coverage kind of sport more than anything.