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Rob Manfred

April 03, 2006
April 03, 2006

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Rob Manfred

When reps for theplayers' union come to the table later this year for talks on a new collectivebargaining agreement, one of the key figures across from them will again beManfred, an MLB executive vice president. Four years ago Manfred, 47, a Harvardlaw graduate who joined the commissioner's team in 1997, helped hammer out thecurrent CBA, which expires in December. It marked the first time since 1970that a deal was struck without a work stoppage, a feat that Manfred thinks heand union boss Don Fehr can replicate. "I'm optimistic we will be able tomake a deal sooner rather than later," he says.

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PHOTOROBERT BECK (MANFRED)