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Rob Manfred brushed it off, ending decades of shouting with what qualified as a shrug.
At a news conference on Feb. 10, Major League Baseball’s commissioner went point-by-point in updating where the league and Players’ Association were in talks to end the lockdown. After a minute and a half of propaganda meant to show how much MLB has sacrificed — agreeing to a draft lottery to help curb tanking, higher minimum wages for inexperienced players — Manfred announced the new normal for baseball.
“We agreed on a universal designated hitter,” Manfred said, crushing nearly 50 years of debate in seven words.
New York Post