M.L.B. Chief Rob Manfred on What’s Next for Baseball
08.31.2021 - By News Items Podcast with John Ellis
John interviews Major League Baseball’s commissioner, Rob Manfred. Before joining the MLB in 1998, in part to oversee labor relations, Rob worked for the league as a lawyer at the firm Morgan Lewis. “I was lucky enough literally to get assigned to Major League Baseball work,” Rob says. “I caught a real break there.” In 2014 the league’s 30 owners elected him to lead the MLB as the tenth commissioner in its history.
John and Rob talk about the MLB’s efforts to reach younger, cable-cutting fans; its relationship with leagues in Latin America and Asia; and the advantage that comes from streaming 2,430 regular season games a year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.