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MLB Bullets are issuing very moderate punishments

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The Red Sox got a mild wrist slap this week.

Empty Fenway Park During Pandemic Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Happy Friday friends! If you needed a sign that baseball is much-needed, I bought myself a Roomba this week and I have been watching it, engrossed, as it seems to tactfully avoid picking up the most obvious piece of dirt in a room. It’s actually impressive.

I miss baseball very badly.

In baseball news, though, MLB announced the so-called punishment of the Red Sox on Wednesday and it was very light indeed. As Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich first reported for The Athletic, the team would lose a second-round draft pick, their video replay operator J.T. Watkins has been suspended for two seasons, and Alex Cora is suspended for 2020 (but only for his part in the Astros scandal).

It was light punishment to say the very least, especially when contrasted with the fines and penalties faced by the Astros earlier this year (does anyone else feel like that was a decade ago?)

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.