Rob Manfred

Baseball Fans Love the Home Run?
Tonight over 6 million people will tune in their televisions to a sold out Coors Field in Colorado to see Major League Baseball players take glorified batting practice. A pitcher, that the Major League hitter is familiar with, will attempt to throw perfect pitches and the batter will attempt to deposit them deep into the caverns of seats in the outfield filled outstretched arms attached to gloves waiting to absorb a piece of baseball history.
The Slow Death of America’s Pastime
The MLB Commissioner is getting hammered by the players, media and the fans. He, along with the owners he works for, have lost touch with what made this sport great. Video replay challenges, guys stepping out of the box, pitchers taking almost a full minute between pitches and pitcher inspections have, in Miami Marlins manager, Don Mattingly’s words, “made the game unwatchable.” But no one in the Commissioner’s office listens.
MLBPA Turn Down MLB’s Latest Proposal
The "last best hope" for harmony between the MLB and the MLBPA has failed. The MLBPA has turned down the latest proposal by a vote of 33 to 5. This landside vote against the agreement even after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred tweaked the deal again yesterday doesn't bode well for an actual agreement.
Chapman Leaves Yanks Camp Again
Newly acquired New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has had his share of off-the-field issues this off-season. Chapman was involved in a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend in which he fired seven gunshots into a garbage can and another through a window of his garage...
Yankees Chapman Comes Out On The Defense
Your browser does not support iframes. A day after being let go from the New York Yankees training facility, Aroldis Chapman addressed the media on his recent domestic violence allegations. "I never hurt anybody," Chapman told Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media...
MLB in London? It Could Happen
While Major League Baseball takes a backseat this time of year to the NFL and NBA, that doesn't mean they aren't making moves. MLB announced that they plan to play a regular-season game in London by the 2017 season. "We are very interested in playing there, and we're working hard on that one," Commissioner Rob Manfred said, "I don't think it will be an opener because of the weather
A-Rod’s ESPY Performance Not A Good Look
Why Alex Rodriguez was even up for comeback player of the year might be the most confusing part about all of this.  First the MLB season is only half way thru, and secondly he's coming back from a PED suspension not an injury. After A-Rod failed to win an ESPY Award for Best Comeback Athlete, as it went to Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots...
Pete Rose Bet On Baseball as Player
In documents obtained by ESPN's Outside the Lines, records show that all-time hits leader Pete Rose (4,256 hits) bet on baseball as a player extensively.  The documents were seized by authorities in a raid of the home of Michael Bertolini in 1989, showing pages of bets that Rose had made through Bertolini...
Understanding A-Rod
On Sunday night, Major League Baseball took to '60 Minutes' on CBS to further explain themselves in the conclusion of the Alex Rodriguez arbitration hearing. Earlier in the weekend, it was ruled through arbitration that Rodriguez's 211-game suspension would be reduced to 162 games along with any post-season play this year...