The baseball commissioner talks new rules, changing TV picture as the 2023 season gets underway.
After teams in the NFL and Major League Baseball have dropped names considered and offensive to Native Americans the last two years, the Braves chop on — with the support of baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is not a fan of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $250 million plan to parlay its 19 regional sports networks into a streaming service. For one thing, Manfred doesn’t believe Sinclair has enough digital rights from the 14 MLB clubs it has licensing agreements with to pull off such an enterprise.
The 55-year-old Manfred, who has worked for Major League Baseball in roles with ever-increasing authority since 1998, will take over from the 80-year-old Bud Selig on Jan. 25, 2015.