Wholesaling antics are ‚good thing‘
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addressed the unwritten rules issue that captivated spring training after Hall of Famer Goose Gossage railed resistant to the bat flipping, Genuflecting generation that’s running over the league.
"I think it’s great, Manfred told elements of the media at MLB’s Park Avenue office. "To the extent are actually trying to market to a younger audience, Our younger players taking control of the definition of those unwritten rules is much better than some guys who’s 67 years old saying, ‚I did it that way and you will do it the same.–
"I just hope Goose not necessarily 67, Defined Manfred chuckling, Worried he sounded as though he were singularly calling out the previous Yankee closer. "I have no reason come across he is. I just hope it certainly is not true,
Goose, Who has always been 64, Started squawking about nerds ruining baseball and the bat flipping of Jose Bautista and Yoenis Cespedes back in spring helping. He’s commonly known as out Bryce Harper for what, In Gossage’s eye, Is insufficient respect for the game.
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While Manfred did not go that far, He did say that he didn’t love Harper calling ball a"Worn-out" Recreation. On launch Day, The arizona outfielder wore a"Make ball Fun Again" Loath.
"Do I want to edit some of Bryce’s words? All right. Tired is one, Manfred mentioned. "They now are young. They see the world various. If we want to see the the younger generation take the game forward we have to be tolerant.
"Whether I want it this way or don’t desire it this way, The reality is the players are going to define themselves by those unwritten rules, Menti one d Manfred. "You can’t simply legislate that. This generation is going to define what’s acceptable and incorrect.
"I expect that you see more exuberance from our players on the field,
Brian Blanco/Getty Images Rob Manfred wants to see MLB produce a younger audience.
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Manfred also addressed the issues involving Latin players who may feel restricted by the permanent unwritten rules.
"The players have to process this to find a middle ground, He explained.
ON THE MET financials
Manfred made it clear that from his prospect, The Mets‘ financial issues that date back to their involvement with disgraced Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff won’t be a problem.
"This story will be over. The Mets are economically stable, Suggested Manfred. "Certainly ongoing concern from this office about the Mets‘ financial stability. These people are performing very well now from a financial perspective. I realize why people ask the questions, But i reckon we’re past that. I do,When inquired about the troubles swirling around the Daily Fantasy industry, Manfred said the league was caught off guard by steps of states like New York labeling DFS gambling and shutting them down.
"We didn’t expect states in the usa to intercede, Referred to Manfred, Who feels fantasy is a bet on skill. "I was wrong,