Red Sox Ownership Makes Generous Donation To Jimmy Fund (Video)

Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner joined the “Dale and Holley” radio show on WEEI on Wednesday afternoon and made a generous $115,000 donation on behalf of the team’s ownership to the Jimmy Fund. The WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon is currently ongoing, and this year’s event has helped raise over $2 million as of this writing. Shortly before Werner’s appearance on...
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Partial Transcript of Bud Selig’s Press Conference At The O.co Coliseum In Oakland

On Tuesday, the Bud Selig farewell tour made its stop at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland. Here’s a partial transcript of the press conference, which Selig held in the bowels of the Coliseum. (Note: Questions are paraphrased, but Selig’s answers are directly transcribed.) Now that the 10-year lease has been completed, what is your hope for the A’s ultimately? “No. 1, I’m happy...
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Selig On Oakland Athletics Stadium Situation: ‘This Is Always Something I Wanted To Get Resolved’

Putting an end to the Oakland Athletics ongoing stadium saga is definitely on commissioner Bud Selig’s to-do list. “This is always something I wanted to get resolved before I leave office, which is another five-and-a-half or six months,” said Selig on Tuesday, as he held court in the Raiders locker room for more than 30 minutes as part of his farewell tour. Whether it actually...
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Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him ''frustrated.'' The Oakland Athletics still don't have the new ballpark he says he believes they desperately need. Selig praised all parties after the A's recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland...
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Larry Lucchino Expects MLB To Eventually Address Pace Of Play Issue

Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner opened some eyes around baseball last week with his impressive presentation in a bid to become baseball’s next commissioner. Werner ultimately was beat out by Rob Manfred, who will replace Bud Selig, but Werner’s presentation — which had a strong focus on improving pace of play — has led to more discussion on a way to speed up baseball....
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With Playoff Hopes Slim To None, Avi’s Return Brightens Season

Not that most White Sox fans expected much out of the 2014 season to begin with, but with the team hovering around five or six games below .500 for the last two months, it’s a safe bet that this year won’t bring the south side a playoff berth. Often times, this scenario brings lifeless, empty September baseball. Heck, that’s a big reason why Bud Selig decided to add one more...
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The Yankees play most of their remaining games against cupcakes, also known as the AL East

Remember back in the long, hot summer of '14, back when the AL East was a pennant race? Back in the good ol' days - remember Lana Del Ray, and the FIFA World Cup? Back then, the YESIR Network assured us that the AL East would go down to the wire, because almost the entire month of September involves intra-division play. The Yankees play eight against Baltimore, seven against...
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Sunday’s games show why NY Times says first task for new commissioner is quicken the pace

There are many challenges facing new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. One, though, stands out above the others. Tyler Kepner in the New York Times zeroes in on the main issue plaguing baseball in his lede: The fundamental problem facing Major League Baseball and its next commissioner, Rob Manfred, is that attention spans are getting shorter while games are getting longer. Confronting...
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3 Things Rob Manfred Must Change as MLB Commissioner

Bud Selig is on his way out, and Rob Manfred is in as the 10th commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball. As the new commissioner, Manfred will have the chance to make his mark on the game, and right some wrongs from the Selig era. Here are 3 things Rob Manfred must accomplish as MLB commissioner. The post 3 Things Rob Manfred Must Change as MLB Commissioner appeared first...
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Is MLB Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred going to solve all of our media problems?

Baseball has elected their next commissioner – Rob Manfred, who will take over in January from the retiring Bud Selig. As the first new commissioner in more than 20 years, there are obviously high hopes that Manfred will get the wheels moving on some of the more pressing media issues the league is dealing with right now – blackouts, the MASN mess, the cratering of CSN Houston...
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Good Riddance, Bud…

As you no doubt have heard by now, it’s official, Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner on Thursday, and the Bud Selig era has come to a merciful end. I say merciful because Met fans have had to endure Selig’s endless manipulations to ensure that the Wilpons remained entrenched as owners of the Mets, often turning a blind eye to any wrong-doings that would have...
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Big Names: MLB Owners Elect New Commish (Also: Inside the NFL, Rich Eisen)

Major League Baseball has named a replacement for the outgoing Bud Selig. In other news, Showtime’s Inside the NFL has had a cast overhaul, and NFL Network’s Rich Eisen is getting a new show. Manfred […]
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Everything you need to know about recent Reds news in one post

For the middle of August, the last week or so has produced more than its fair share of news related to the Reds. With that in mind, summer vacations, the return of school for the kids, and life in general has probably kept you from keeping up with all of the latest happenings around Reds Country. So here is my attempt at rounding up the most notable nuggets to keep you up to speed...
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Manfred Is New Commissioner After Six Votes

 (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)It took six rounds of voting, but Bud Selig ultimately got his choice of a successor—the man he appointed as COO, Rob Manfred. Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner was the focus of an attempted revolt against the crown—but his candidacy eventually fizzled. So, a Bud Selig Clone has been elevated to the most powerful executive position in professional sports—and...
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VIDEO: Bud Selig is CLUELESS as to MLB’s long term issues

The successor to Bud Selig was named yesterday. Rob Manfred is the new Major League Baseball commissioner, and for the sake of the sport, hopefully he will be much less tone deaf than the current commish. First watch this video from Countdown with Keith Olbermann on ESPN 2. In fact, watch it a couple times so that you get all the facts and figures in: Olbermann is saying all the...
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Three takeaways from MLB tabbing Manfred next commish

  Three takeaways from an intrigue-filled Thursday in our national pastime, as Rob Manfred was named the 10th commissioner in Major League Baseball history: 1. Bud Selig’s political skills haven’t gone into retirement Selig is a master at the art of consensus building, and he used his influence to achieve what might be his last major victory in two prosperous decades as commissioner...
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The Tipping Point

I was going to do a little fun thing where I was going to tell you what I would do if I were the commissioner of baseball, in light of Rob Manfred being voted in as Bud Selig’s successor. But I’m not going to do that. That’s how much Thursday night’s Mets game pissed me off. Adam LaRoche hit a two run HR (big shocker) in the first inning on an 0-2 count, and Bryce Harper...
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Rob Manfred Elected Commissioner

Photo Credit:Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Neil Mehta Staff Writer Rob Manfred has been unanimously elected as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. Bud Selig will retire in January after 22 years of being commissioner and Manfred will replace him at that time. Manfred is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. Manfred has been involved with MLB since...
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Rob Manfred voted next MLB commissioner

Your browser does not support iframes. Rob Manfred was elected the next commissioner of Major League Baseball on Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January 2015. “There is no doubt in my mind he has the training, the temperament, the experience to be a very, very successful Commissioner,” said Selig, via MLB.com. “And I have justifiably very high expectations.” The 55...
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Rob Manfred is Named the New MLB Commissioner

Major League Baseball has itself a new commissioner in the form of MLB COO Rob Manfred. Manfred is now the 10th commissioner in MLB history and will replace Bud Selig as first reported by USA Today Sports. Reports came in that Manfred first received a 22-8 vote over Tom Werner, but per rules needed 23 to win, so following a second vote Manfed won with a 30-0 vote. Officially Manfred...
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Rob Manfred elected as 10th MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred has been elected the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. Mansfred, 55, will replace the 80-year-old Bud Selig who will step down from the position in January. “I am tremendously honored by the confidence owners showed in me today,” Manfred said, via the Boston Globe. “I have very big shoes to fill.” Mansfred beat out Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner...
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Rob Manfred elected Major League Baseball commissioner

The expected happened on Thursday as Rob Manfred was unanimously elected the new commissioner of Major League Baseball. He will succeed current commissioner Bud Selig on January 25 of next year. Manfred has been the right-hand man of Bud Selig since being named MLB’s chief operating officer at the end of the 2013 season. He was by far the leading favorite to take over for Selig...
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MLB Selects New Commissioner

In preparation for Bud Selig’s departure in January 2015, Major League Baseball has just selected their new commissioner.  MLB chief operating officer Robert Manfred was chosen as the 10th commissioner of baseball, according to media reports. Manfred has been involved with baseball since 1987, and has been a part of the MLB since 1998.  He has helped lead negotiations for the...
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Rob Manfred named new MLB commissioner

Major League Baseball has its new commissioner. MLB COO Rob Manfred has been named the 10th commissioner in Major League Baseball, as he will be the replacement for Bud Selig. USA Today Sports first reported the news. Rob Manfred has been elected to replace Bud Selig as @MLB commissioner: http://t.co/qpxVxwaOJw pic.twitter.com/ZUj11KuiC7 — USA TODAY Sports […]
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Rob Manfred Elected Next MLB Commissioner

BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January. A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, dropped...
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