The Oakland Athletics return to the post season for the first time in four years. The headline story for A’s on the eve of the Wild Card is Bob Melvin’s decision to buck baseball tradition by starting reliever Liam Hendriks. At today’s press conference, Melvin discussed his decision, the team’s relaxed approach, playing in New York and Oakland’s recent playoff...
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.
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.