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S2, Ep. 3: Howard Bryant, Senior Writer ESPN/Columnist ESPN The Magazine

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African-American participation in baseball, at any level, is a deeply personal subject for me. Growing up, I was usually the only black player on the team. I had great teammates, but I always wondered why more blacks didn’t play America’s Pastime; I also wonder, as the percentage continues to decline, whether or not anything can be done to reverse the trend. (more…)

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Meet Rob Manfred: Major League Baseball’s New Commissioner, His Top 3 Challenges, And What Could Be Done

Rob Manfred took over as the 10th commisioner in Major League Baseball history on January 25th, 2015. (Ricardo Arduengo/Associated Press)

Rob Manfred took over as the 10th commisioner in Major League Baseball history on January 25th, 2015. (Ricardo Arduengo/Associated Press)

Alan H. “Bud” Selig retired as commissioner of Major League Baseball in January. That statement can mean something different to so many people. (more…)