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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10 Degrees: As MLB looks for Bud Selig’s successor, Jerry Reinsdorf makes power grab - Yahoo Sports

The Game of Thrones: The Boys of Summer Edition

Truth is, Manfred represents much of what owners have come to value in a commissioner. He grabbed ahold of the changing power dynamics in labor relations and returned them to MLB after the union spent decades wiping the floor with the league. He is exceedingly bright and devilishly funny. He will fight and, in keeping with the tack of MLB past, fight dirty. He knows the game, the people. He wrote the labor agreements that have kept peace for nearly 20 years.

His sin in Reinsdorf’s eyes is two-fold. Manfred recognizes the large markets ultimately run the game because they’re the ones that generate massive revenue. That one is forgivable because, well, it’s true. More egregious is this: Manfred calls Reinsdorf out on his politicking. And the only thing more dangerous than a powerful man is one who tells the truth about how he lassoed that power.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. dr. scott Posted: May 27, 2014 at 04:53 PM (#4714131)
Lots more in this article apart from the power plays... which is confusing at first if you make the mistake of skimming... but there was this...

Jeff Samardzija should hit the market anytime now as the Cubs look to cash in on the most superlative stretch of winless baseball in history.

Finally saw him pitch yesterday as the Giants lost... biggest thing I took away was in the battle of the flowing mullets, Pagan certainly got the upper hand on Samardzija in the 1st inning....

That was a lot of hair in that at bat.

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