Rob Manfred

Rob Manfred has to realize streaming is killing MLB viewership

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...
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Rob Manfred and MLB seek consistency on baseballs

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...

Dodgers News: Trevor Bauer Suspended 2 Years By Rob Manfred

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...

Rob Manfred needs to show some guts by taking drastic actions against the Yankees fanbase

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.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Gifted Bose Headphones To Players For Opening Day

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...

Rob Manfred sent all MLB players headphones, 'note of appreciation'

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.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Gifts $200 Post-Lockout Headphones

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.”

Rob Manfred Has Gift For Players: MLB World Reacts

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.