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Ex Fed Reserve Chair Volcker Talks To MLB Owners About Economy
Published November 21, 2008
|Volcker Gives Negative Assessment Of Economy
During 45 Minute Meeting With MLB Owners
OTHER MEETING NEWS: Red Sox Exec VP and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Sam Kennedy said that he "did not anticipate changes" to DHL's sponsorship agreement with the team, which runs through the end of the '09 season, despite DHL's impending termination of all domestic-based air and ground delivery services in the U.S. DHL also has sponsorship deals with MLB, MLBAM and several other teams. Since DHL is the official shipping agent for the Red Sox, the team will "have to find a new company to ship the hundreds of thousands of tickets it mails to fans every year" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/21). Meanwhile, Selig said efforts are well in progress to amend the league’s rule book to mandate clearly that all postseason, postseason play-in, and All-Star games be played to their full conclusion of at least nine innings. The length-of-game issue manifested itself in controversial fashion when Selig mandated Game 5 of this year’s World Series in Philadelphia be played to conclusion amid a multi-day stretch of rain that could have at one point created a weather-shortened clinching game for the Phillies (Fisher).