Peter Gammons: Manfred, MLBPA, Brazil, and more notes from Phoenix

PHOENIX—When Rob Manfred took the Arizona media day to express his frustrations about dealing with the MLB Players Association, it was, in many ways, the Fort Sumter. He explained that pace of game and several other proposals would be postponed for a year “due to a lack of cooperation” from the union, and effectively threatened […]

Peter Gammons: Reflections and notes from the Winter Meetings

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Slowly, sometimes reluctantly, major league baseball executives are trickling into the Gaylord Hotel—which they will find is larger than Newfoundland– here on the Potomac River. There is a strong sense of relief that Commissioner Rob Manfred reached a deal with Tony Clark and the Players Association, yet most are in freeze-frame because until […]

Peter Gammons: Midway Point Thoughts (Parts 1 and 2)

As the 2016 passes the midway point with the curtsy of the All Star Game, last weekend’s game at Fort Bragg, N.C. perfectly captured its responsibility as the National Pastime, symbolically, and because of the Marlins and Braves players, the reality in a time when the country is struggling to maintain its most important freedom, […]

Peter Gammons: The accountability of PED use in baseball

One of the great attributes of Bud Selig was that he understood that baseball should be one business with 30 franchisees devoted first and foremost to the best interests of the game and the MLB business. It doesn’t, of course, work that way, because so many owners believe their own city-states are the only business […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Pete Rose ban

Peter Gammons joins Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds of Hot Stove on MLB Network to discuss the recent decision by Commissioner Manfred to not reinstate Pete Rose

The Rose/Fosse All-Star collision: 45 years later

In 1970, Pete Rose mad dash home in the All Star Game at Riverfront Stadium in his hometown of Cincinnati is perhaps the quintessential play defining “Charlie Hustle’s” career. His roll block of Cleveland Indians’ catcher and rising star Ray Fosse gave the Nationals a hard fought extra inning victory and forever stamped Rose in […]

Peter Gammons: Stern punishment awaits Cardinals

Some general managers think the Cardinal hack of the Astros system may run deeper than is commonly believed. Most think it is either some unregulated young whizzes who wanted to embarrass or spite Jeff Luhnow and the other former Cardinals employees who went to the Astros, but if that is all it is, what they […]

MLB Video Highlights: Holt cycles, Chirinos’ walk-off shot, and Commissioner Manfred on FBI investigation

Orioles hit a record 8 home runs… Brock Holt becomes the first Red Sox to hit for the cycle since John Valentin in 1996… Bryce Harper hits a massive shot to center that goes over the Rays tank… Matt Harvey pitches seven scoreless innings… Billy Burns makes a leaping grab at the wall to rob […]

MLB Video Highlights: Joey Gallo crushes MLB debut

Joey Gallo goes 3-for-4, coming up a triple shy of the cycle in his MLB debut… Alex Guerrero hits a grand slam to give the Dodgers a 9-8 lead in the 9th… Chris Archer strikes out 15 over eight innings of one-run ball… Garrett Jones homers to give the Yankees a 5-2 lead in the 11th… Joc […]

Coffee and Clippings: Regular-season games coming to foreign cities soon

Jon Paul Morosi (@jonmorosi) of Fox Sports talks about MLB’s strategy for International growth… I’m comfortable making a two-part prediction: MLB will play regular-season games in London and at least one site in Mexico during the next several years. Before going further, it’s important to note that MLB isn’t close on an agreement to host […]