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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.

MOTHER’S DAY STORIES

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Happy Mother’s Day!
In recent years, sports journalism has done an excellent job finding great stories about mothers of athletes. Mom is the backbone of our formative years as an athlete; taking us to practice and games; cheering from the stands; feeding our hearts, our hopes and our dreams.

THE POWER OF SPORTS

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I was 10 years old when my parents divorced.
We had two telephones in our home at the time, one in the kitchen and one upstairs in my parents room. One day, I went in my parents bedroom and picked up the phone. Instead of a dial tone I heard voices. One voice I recognized; it was my father. But the voice on the other end I didn’t recognize. I shouldn’t have, but I listened.

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John Strubel

Hi. My name is John Strubel. I am a storyteller. I love to write. My writing is predominantly related to my greatest passion in life: baseball. Thanks for visiting my website.

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