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(Rob) Manfred elected next MLB commissioner
« on: August 14, 2014, 07:10:56 PM »
Ronald Blum
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August 14, 2014

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Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.

A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, dropped out just before the start of voting.

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Re: (Rob) Manfred elected next MLB commissioner
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 07:51:59 PM »
I'm glad they've settled this.

Now fix the damned home plate blocking rule.  It's a disgrace.

There are a lot of important games being played.  It's not right.
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Re: (Rob) Manfred elected next MLB commissioner
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 12:25:31 PM »
Manfred given mandate to manage MLB changes
Ronald Blum
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August 15, 2014

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... 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.

"I really don't want to get too deeply today into agendas," he said Thursday after winning a three-way race.

Others speculated the length of games will be a top priority...

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Re: (Rob) Manfred elected next MLB commissioner
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 02:13:21 PM »
I don't know much about Manfred, but I'm thinking that he's got to be better than Bud.


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