Dustin Garneau isn’t remembered for much at Minute Maid Park, mainly in part to Houston Astros fan never seeing him play in navy and orange. This excludes the group of fans that made the trek to West Palm Beach, Florida, before Spring Training was canceled.
The catcher’s stay was short, playing in the 60-game season of 2020. In his time with the Astros, Garneau didn’t see much of the field, playing in 17 games and starting only one postseason game.
The 34-year-old is most-known for an infamous tackle of former Houston farmhand Ramon Laureano in an afternoon contest against the Oakland A’s. Other than flashing his football skills, Garneau’s stop for coffee didn’t leave many memories.
Last offseason, the Astros didn’t extend a new contract to Garneau, following the 2020 season. They moved onto a former contributor in Jason Castro, who didn’t see as many starts as expected either.
Garneau is being brought up again, not for something he did on the field, but something he posted on social media. Players have shown frustration on Twitter all offseason, but Garneau took a bigger shot at the commissioner.
Former Astros catcher Dustin Garneau blasts Rob Manfred on Twitter.
Garneau posted this image of Rob Manfred on his Twitter Thursday night. He flipped the first letters of the commissioner’s name, too.
Funny enough this is a picture of Manfred at an Astros game.
Manfred has fired a journalist from MLB Network for disagreeing with how he has handled the lockout this offseason. With Garneau currently employed by a Major League Baseball team, I am not sure the commissioner can force a general manager’s hand, but who is to put it past him?
Jokes aside, the players have shown their frustrations with how the lockout has been handled and with Manfred. These last couple years have arguably been one of the worst stints from a commissioner in American sports history.