Years ago newspapers carried starkly-worded boiler plate notices indicating the end of marriages. They’d read, “I am no longer responsible for the debts incurred by my wife/husband …” Boy, those couldn’t have ended well. Well, I’ve filed for divorce, too. Sorry, but I’m no longer the complaint department and info center to explain where MLB’s games can now be exclusively seen, nor how and why dozens of more questions on MLB and the Yankees having made it far more difficult, if not impossible, to watch ballgames. I don’t know why the first game of the Yankees doubleheader Sunday disappeared behind a nascent Amazon Prime...
Rob Manfred says league's goal for baseballs is consistency, gripping agent could be approved by next year
Just over a month into the 2022 Major League Baseball season, unfortunately, one of the biggest stories to this point has been the ball. The actual, physical orb we have long called a baseball is a discussion point, and mostly a negative one. Here at CBS Sports, Mike Axisa and...
NEW YORK — Commissioner Rob Manfred is well aware that his league’s baseballs are under scrutiny from players, fans and others, and while Major League Baseball is working to address various issues, his message on the subject has a central theme: consistency. Speaking with a group of sports...
The Los Angeles Dodgers assumed some risk when signing Trevor Bauer to a three-year, $102 million contract prior to the 2021 season, but the club expressed confidence the polarizing personality would assimilate well and be a positive presence. Then a few months into Bauer’s tenure with the Dodgers, he was...
'Yankee letter,' explained: What's revealed in early release of letter by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred
The MLB world has been waiting for the release of the "Yankee letter," where commissioner Rob Manfred was expected to detail how involved the Yankees were in a potential sign-stealing scandal. The wait for its release is over. SNY reported on Tuesday it had obtained the letter, which detailed what...
Yankees letter from Rob Manfred reveals team engaged in video sign-stealing before MLB crackdown in 2017
For weeks, we've been hearing about this letter from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to the Yankees that was written and delivered in 2017 regarding sign-stealing. The Yankees have been fighting in the court system to prevent the letter from being unsealed and revealed to the public. Appeals courts denied the request, however.
Yankees fans started throwing debris at the Cleveland Guardians. Fans have been getting out of hand for a while now. Not just in New York, but across the country. Encounters between fans and players are spiking and it’s mostly caused by fans who are dehumanizing athletes. That’s exactly what we saw in New York on Saturday when a bunch of classless Yankees fans started throwing debris at Oscar Mercado and Myles Straw.
An appeals count has denied the New York Yankees' latest attempt to prevent the unsealing of a 2017 letter from commissioner Rob Manfred regarding sign-stealing, according to NJ.com's Brendan Kuty. The petition for an en banc review would have required approval from all 12 judges on the panel, and was considered unlikely to succeed.
MLB and the Players Association (MLBPA) failing to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) last December prompted team owners to unanimously impose a lockout, ending 27 consecutive years of labor peace. A quick resolution wasn’t expected given the animosity that had built up between the sides...
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred gifted MLB players Bose headphones on Opening Day in an effort to mend the relationship with players following the lockout. After 99 days of lockout, the MLB and MLBPA struck a deal and the new season kicked off on April 7. The Athletic was...
Rob Manfred is definitely trying to reverse his reputation as The Grinch of Major League Baseball. The league commissioner Manfred sent each MLB player an interesting token of appreciation ahead of Opening Day this year — a pair of Bose headphones and a two-paragraph note. Take a look. Manfred,...
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Manfred, who is in his eighth season on the job, has taken heat over his handling of everything from the Houston Astros cheating scandal to the recently-concluded MLB lockout that delayed the start of the 2022 season. Even some of the game’s biggest stars have taken public shots at Manfred.
After a contentious 99-day lockout, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is attempting to repair player relations with a gift. Prior to last week’s Opening Day, all players reportedly found gift boxes containing $199.99 Beats Fit Pro headphones in their lockers, accompanied by a letter from Manfred calling them “a small gesture of my appreciation for the hard work that comes with being a Major Leaguer.”
NEW YORK -- Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred gifted major league players Bose headphones on Opening Day as a peace offering after a bitter 99-day lockout that delayed the start of the season. Major League Baseball confirmed that headphones and a letter signed by Manfred were left at the locker of...
After the ugly lockout period, Rob Manfred knows he needs to try and repair his relationship with players. He’s hoping a pair of Bose headphones can do the trick. Manfred sent every MLB player a pair of Bose headphones and a “note of appreciation” on Opening Day. It’s an attempt at healing the relationship between baseball’s commissioner and the players.
On Opening Day, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred gave every MLB player a set of Bose headphones as a bit of an apology for the contentious lockout the two sides dealt with this offseason. It was essentially a peace offering after Manfred and the owners nearly destroyed the game. I'm sure that'll make up for it.