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THE COMMISH Q&A

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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred met with the media Tuesday in Washington, D.C. prior to the 89th annual All-Star Game.
Manfred held court on a number of controversial topics including instant replay, the designated hitter and the defensive shift. Below are excerpts from Manfred’s discussion with the media.

SEAVER CHANGED METS LOSING CULTURE

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On April 29, 1967 — the day Atlantic Records released Aretha Franklin’s single “Respect” — the New York Mets were shutout, 7-0, by the Cincinnati Reds. The loss dropped the Mets into ninth place (7 ½ GB) in the National League just two weeks into the season.
Nothing new for the hapless, “lovable losers” from Queens.

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John Strubel

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