Commissioner Rob Manfred has touted the benefits of modernizing baseball. But he’s open to going old school when it comes to the number of games played in a season.
Pitch clocks — though they would bother me as a baseball purist — make sense. But eliminating defensive shifts is just plain brainless. You’re going to take strategy out of the game to produce more runs?
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A pitch clock must be considered and decreased offense scrutinized. Tighter balls? Shorter fences? A lower mound? Banning defensive shifts? Perhaps they can be talked about in the future.
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“The second set of changes that I would look at is related, and that relates to injecting additional offense in the game,” Manfred told ESPN. “For example, things like eliminating shifts. I would be open to those sorts of ideas.”
“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”
Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month.
Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred.
It’s certainly an incomplete Hall of Fame without Rose, but it’s an even bigger travesty and a disgrace of a Hall of Fame without Jackson.
If Bart Giamatti was OK with it, then it should be OK with Fay Vincent. And Bud Selig. And, soon, Rob Manfred. We’ll see what, if anything, happens in the near future.
Minutes after he was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner, Rob Manfred didn’t want to discuss what great issues he expects to take on when he succeeds Selig on Jan. 25.
Rob Manfred has been elected baseball’s 10th commissioner and will succeed Bud Selig in January.
Rob Manfred, Tom Werner and Tim Brosnan seek election Thursday, with a three-quarters majority of the 30 teams needed in the first contested balloting for a new commissioner in 46 years.
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