Manfred attends 1st regular-season game as MLB commissioner
WASHINGTON (AP) Rob Manfred attended a game as baseball commissioner for the first time, calling it ''a materially different feeling.''
Before the game, he announced that Nationals Park will host the 2018 All-Star Game. He also addressed a number of topics, saying:
- ''It really is hard to explain'' why players would be using Stanozolol - a performance-enhancer ''that's not particularly hard to catch in a drug test'' - these days; there were three positive tests reported by MLB recently, involving Twins pitcher Ervin Santana, Mariners pitcher David Rollins and Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino.
- Any progress in the MASN TV dispute involving the Nationals and Orioles would ''probably take place'' after a May 18 hearing in the case.
- On new pace-of-play efforts, ''we'll become a little more aggressive as players have an opportunity to get used to the changed rules.''