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Rob Manfred has shrugged it off, ending decades of shouting at what counts as a shrug.
During a February 10 news conference, the Major League Baseball commissioner went point by point in updating the league’s position and players in talks to end the shutdown. After a minute and a half of publicity meant to show how much MLB was being sacrificed — agreeing to a draft lottery to help curb decline, and higher minimum wages for inexperienced players — Manfred announced the new normal for baseball.
“We agreed on a certain world hitter,” Manfred said, crushing nearly 50 years of debate with seven words.
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