• Major League Baseball Commissioner, Robert Manfred said the league “is realistic” and doesn’t oppose sports betting in West Virginia, but doesn’t approve of the specific legislation, calling it “fundamentally flawed”. He points out several flaws in the legislation and says MLB has lobbyists in Charlestown who will try to convince Gov. Jim Justice of said flaws in hopes that they convince him to veto the measure.  READ ARTICLE.
  • The New York Yankees & Boston Red Rox will play at the first Major League Baseball games in Europe. The two games will be held on June 29 & June 30 at the London Stadium. "Major League Baseball is excited to be bringing one of the most storied rivalries in sports to the passionate fans of London," said MLB commissioner, Robert Manfred.“In our ongoing efforts to grow baseball, there is nothing as impactful as bringing live games and our talented players to fans. This is our most significant endeavor ever in Europe and we look forward to showcasing Major League Baseball in one of the world's great cities."  READ ARTICLE.

Deadline Hollywood
"Hollywood Child Protection Act Ignored; Here’s Why It Is Important"

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  • USA Baseball and Major League Baseball come together to give girls and young women more opportunities to play baseball, rather than just softball. “Women playing baseball is an important part of our sport’s history. That legacy is also significant to the game’s present and future. We are proud to work alongside USA Baseball in creating events that raise the profile of girls and women baseball. We are committed to ensuring that any young woman who chooses to play baseball, particularly through our RBI programs and MLB Youth Academies, will have the opportunity to do so.” Says Robert ManfredREAD ARTICLE.

The Intelligencer
"Major League Baseball Urges Veto of Sports Betting Bill"

  • There will be a new rule for Major League Baseball (MLB) which will be publicized before Spring Training exhibition games. "The No. 1 issue that our fans identify (with) respect to our great game is length of the game and the pace of the game." said Robert Manfred , AMEC'S 2008 Labor and Employment Counsel, & MLB's League Commissioner.  READ ARTICLE.​ 

Ball Park Digest
"MLB Announces Japan All-Star Tour, 2019 Season Opener"

Tampa Bay Times
"MLB’s Manfred Likes Ybor Site, Says Business Community Must Step Up To Get Rays Stadium Built"

  • MLB baseball commissioner and AMEC honoree,  Robert Manfred is excited to have the 2018 All Star Tour in Tokyo, Japan. “The renewal of the All-Star Tour gives MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball an outstanding opportunity to continue a longstanding tradition that showcases the best of our game for our many fans across Japan, as well as build up excitement for the 2019 Opening Series between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics. The city of Tokyo offers a terrific backdrop for the Opening Series, and we look forward to once again bringing Major League games to the Japanese fans as we celebrate our shared love of Baseball.” READ ARTICLE.
  • Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred who is also AMEC's 2008 Labor & Employment Counsel Honoree, will now meet three times a year with the league's 30 owners as opposed to four. Decision was made based on feedback from the league's 30 owners. Meetings will be generally held in February, June and November. Not all critical business matters will require face-to-face meetings of the owners and leadership at the Commissioner's Office including Rob Manfred. In some cases, conference calls will be conducted. READ ARTICLE.

(2008) Labor & Employment Counsel Honoree

SB Nation
"MLB Announces New Camps Aimed at Boosting Girls’ Youth Baseball"

Yahoo Sports
"Yankees, Red Sox to Clash in London in 2019"

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  • AMEC's 2008 Labor and Employment Counsel, & @MLB's League Commissioner mentions Tampa's business communities need to be a bit more efficient before being funded for the Ray's new baseball stadium. READ ARTICLE.

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Yahoo Sports
"Robert Manfred Says New Pace-Of-Play Rules Are Coming In 2018"