Rob Manfred did an interview with the Wall Street Journal yesterday, and he touched on a lot of issues that have been hot topics for discussion lately. I shall ignore that the reason they've been hot topics for discussion is that Rob Manfred's office has been discussing them, and present his comments as if a PR professional didn't just play the Wall Street Journal, and me as well now that I'm also talking about this, like a kazoo.
Kazoos are much easier to play than fiddles, is the point.
Manfred thinks offenses will adjust to defensive shifts
Manfred is not going to alter the strike zone anytime soon
"No, if hitters know the strike zone is bigger, they won’t go up there looking for pitches, working the counts. They’ll swing the bat and you’ll get more offense."
Baseball is working on streaming
It's in-market streaming only
I know this is disappointing
The cable companies have to make money too
You can't just go disrupting the natural busin-
Marketing baseball players is tougher than in other sports because they play so many games and don't have much time off
No one knows anything about pitcher injuries
It won't help anytime soon, of course. Nothing will help. All pitchers are doomed and should live off beans and salted meats in bomb shelters. It's the only way to keep their arms safe.