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Milwaukee’s Tailgate Podcast: Rob Manfred is Leonard Nimoy

Who’s to blame for baseball’s growing coronavirus mess and impressions from the first handful of Brewers games that were actually played

2020 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Brewers played half the games they were scheduled to play in the last week, leading to plenty of questions as to who’s to blame for the rocky start to the baseball season — they players breaking protocol? The league’s flying-by-the-seat-of-its-pants response? All of the above?

On this week’s episode of Milwaukee’s Tailgate, you’ll find out how we feel about that topic, and why Rob Manfred is basically Leonard Nimoy during his cameo in The Simpsons:

“Well, my work is done here.”

“But you didn’t do anything!”

“Didn’t I?”

We also cover Lorenzo Cain’s opt-out and whether it clears the way for others to do the same, recap the games the Brewers did actually play, cover who’s surprised us in the first handful of games, and talk about Christian Yelich’s early-season slump.

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