Manfred open to taking more aggressive stance on MLB rule changes

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By Shi Davidi, Sportsnet.ca, July 12, 2017 

MIAMI – Somewhere in between baseball’s ongoing debate about the ball’s composition, the sometimes-painful pace of play, the three true outcomes, the spike in home runs drawing headlines and a velocity surge that would make Ferrari blush, lies the future of the sport.

Clearly the game has changed over the past few years, and it was somewhat jarring to hear commissioner Rob Manfred once again do the kind of public navel-gazing over where his product is at and where it’s headed during a gathering with members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

He continued to strike a far more interventionist tone than predecessor Bud Selig when he noted that, “other sports have been more aggressive about managing what’s going on on the field in terms of what their game looks like than we have been, I’m certainly open to the idea that we should take a more aggressive posture.”

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