Does the commissioner of baseball understand baseball?

On Rob Manfred 's self-defeating plan to save the game

Changing baseball could ruin it.
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Someone has to say it. The commissioner of Major League Baseball might not understand the game of baseball.

Rob Manfred has had baseball's top job since January of 2015. Whereas his predecessor was mostly a caretaker, dutifully serving the interests of team owners in labor disputes, and mostly leaving the on-field product alone, Manfred constantly throws out radical ideas. Even if they are contradictory.

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