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Manfred Defends Pace-Of-Game Ideas, Says Extra Innings Runner Won't Come To MLB

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 17 / 17

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday "emphatically defended a series of pace-of-game proposals," spending most of his 30-minute press conference at the Grapefruit League media day "pushing a series of potential changes that he hopes will create more action and less dead time," according to Jayso...

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