Rob Manfred

A Cincinnati Reds fan displays a sign in support of Pete Rose during a game at Great American Ball Park on August 13, 2014. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Dear MLB, Stop Playing God — Play Ball!

It is time to dismount from your two-faced high horse and open the door for Pete Rose. Shoeless Joe Jackson, too.

03/17/2015

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pete Rose Applies For Reinstatement To MLB Commish Manfred

The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation by MLB that concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while managing the team.

03/16/2015

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Manfred: MLB Talking With U.S. Government About Playing Exhibitions In Cuba

President Barack Obama said in December the U.S. was re-establishing relations with the communist island nation.

03/10/2015

Rob Manfred (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rob Manfred: ‘I’m Confident The Mets’ Finances Are In Acceptable Condition’

Are you hoping that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will demand that the Wilpons start spending more money on players? Well, don’t get your hopes up.

02/27/2015

Rob Manfred (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

MLB’s Manfred Says He’d Consider 154-Game Season

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.

02/24/2015

The New York Mets' infield plays a defensive shift against Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kallet: Manfred Is Progressive, But His Openness To Nixing Shifts Is Asinine

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?

02/09/2015

Rob Manfred (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Jared Max: NBA, MLB Commissioners Looking To Shake Up Their Sports

Determined to remain relevant with current American culture, our two newest governors of sport rocked our world this week.

02/08/2015

Rob Manfred (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rob Manfred’s Challenge: Modernize Baseball While Respecting Tradition

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.

01/27/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees Looking To Void A-Rod’s Home Run Bonuses

Think it was nasty before? Buckle up. The Yankees “are preparing for a battle” to void milestone bonuses for Alex Rodriguez, according to the Daily News.

01/26/2015

Rob Manfred (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Open To Eliminating Defensive Shifts

“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.”

01/26/2015

Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose looks on during batting practice prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Pete Rose On WFAN: I’m The ‘Biggest Winner In The History Of Sports’

“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.”

01/20/2015

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Selig To Become Baseball Commissioner Emeritus; Will Get $6M Annual Pension

Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month.

12/19/2014

Rob Manfred (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rob Manfred Given 5-Year Term As Baseball Commissioner

Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred.

11/20/2014

A Shoeless Joe Jackson game-used rookie bat (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Kallas: It’s Time For Shoeless Joe Jackson To Enter The Hall Of Fame

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.

08/25/2014

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kallas: If Giamatti Would Have Let Rose In The Hall, Why Wouldn’t Manfred?

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.

08/22/2014

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