Rob Manfred Interview: MLB’s 99-day lockout, rule changes and league’s future | ESPN

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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred sits down with ESPN Investigative Reporter Don Van Natta. In a series of exclusive interviews from May 2022, Manfred talks about cheating scandals, rules changes and his plans to return the game to a crisper form of itself.

0:00 Who won the CBA negotiations?

5:50 Smiling while announcing the cancellation of games during March 1st presser

7:40 “Rob, do you hate baseball?”

15:30 Oversight of cheating scandals

21:16 Biggest mistake he’s made

22:30 Manfred regrets calling the World Series trophy a “piece of metal”

23:20 Potential MLB rule changes

29:20 MLB’s slow pace of play

34:40 Umpiring and the possibility of robo-umps in MLB’s future

38:00 MLB’s evolving relationship with gambling and his willingness to meet with Pete Rose

45:00 Are the game balls different?

48:50 The possibility of MLB expansion

51:25 Is MLB getting a pitch clock?

57:30 Matt Harvey and MLB prescription drug use

58:10 Trevor Bauer’s suspension

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