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Selig Praises Montreal As MLB Host, Is Satisfied With Implementation Of Replay System
Published July 16, 2014
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DEEP THOUGHTS: MLB.com's Paul Hagen noted Selig yesterday conducted his traditional Town Hall chat at the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest in the Minneapolis Convention Center, fielding questions "culled from thousands that were submitted on MLB.com, as well as some live from the audience." Asked if he had concern that limiting home-plate collisions has taken some excitement out of the game, Selig responded, "I think it has worked out really well. Our job is to protect the health of the players. I think it is an absolutely right rule." He said of the recent spate of arm injuries to pitchers, "We have a special committee of outstanding doctors, team physicians, trainers and baseball people. They are very concerned about it. Very concerned. We've had a lot of Tommy John problems. Not good for the sport." Finally, Selig said of further changes to the Home Run Derby, "They changed the format of the Derby (this year). Unfortunately, Monday night, we had an hour rain delay. ... They sort of wet things down a little bit. But the Derby is very, very popular. We'll continue to tweak it and see if we can come up with something" (MLB.com, 7/15).