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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in the major leagues. In a normal year, that would earn them home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. In this pandemic year, they might not play a single postseason home game.
NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams.
Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic.
The Major League Baseball Players Association informed the league Tuesday that its members will report for spring training by July 1, a major component for baseball’s return.
Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players' association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative and possibly unhappy return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Baseball players proposed a 70-game regular-season schedule Thursday, leaving the union and management 10 games and about $275 million apart on plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season.
After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players' association, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt whether there would be a 2020 season and said as much on national television.
SEATTLE – Roughly 30 million people are unemployed right now. My guess is many more have taken some kind of pay cut.
Simply put – and I realize I am last in on this, but I only write once a week and I also sleep in weekday mornings, mainly to avoid bad news – Major League Baseball should vacate the Houston Astros’ 2017 World Series title. I understand there is some Astros fatigue right now, but this sign-stealing saga has generated more reader mail than any issue in recent memory. In fact, if I paid out $1.25 to every Astros-related Ask The Slouch submission, I’d be writing this column at a loss.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has apologized for what he calls his disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.”
The dual roles of former Boston pitcher Pedro Martinez and ex-Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza as team employees and broadcasters have drawn the concern of baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams. And Commissioner Rob Manfred, speaking at baseball’s owners meetings, also hopes to complete his investigation into alleged electronic sign stealing by the Boston Red Sox before spring training camps open next week.
Donald “Don” James Larsen, an imperfect pitcher whose perfect game in the 1956 World Series cemented his legacy, spent the last 25 years of his life at Hayden Lake pursuing fish rather than fame.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be completed by next season and says he has broad authority to impose discipline
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred discounts the drop in home runs during the postseason and expects to receive a new report from scientists on baseballs by the end of the year.
The Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal.
I’ve burned with a passion for baseball my entire life, and I don’t see it waning anytime soon. When I speak of a dire need to tweak what I (and many others) see as highly alarming trends in the sport, it’s out of a sense of love, not disdain.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he does not expect teams to make changes to the protective netting around ballparks during the season, although he expects conversations to continue about whether netting should be extended. Manfred’s comments came less than a week after a young child was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized in Houston. Manfred said structural issues in each individual stadium would make it difficult to mandate changes during the season.
A century removed from the start of the 1919 season that gave us the Black Sox scandal that made Weaver, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and others outcasts, however, baseball no longer is the national pastime. Gambling is.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says it’s not collusion that has slowed the free agent market but just a question of how salaries are distributed among the players. Manfred says owners are spending the same percentage of revenue on salaries. If players want to work with them on finding a different way to spread it around, he’ll listen.