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Rob Manfred Criticizes MLBPA For Resisting Changes To Improve Pace Of Play

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 22 / 17

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred expects no meaningful rule changes this season "largely because of resistance" from the MLBPA, but he "vowed to continue pursuing strategies to speed up the pace of play in future seasons," according to Dave Sheinin of the WASHINGTON POST. That includes possibly "imposin...

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