Oct 22, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; MLB newly elected commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference before game two of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Loss of eight games makes notable difference for Miami Marlins
Rob Manfred has only been commissioner of Major League Baseball for one month but he has already set his sights on changing the game to appeal to a younger audience. Just recently Manfred has instituted new pace of play rules for the 2015 season. And just this week, Manfred expressed interest in shortening the season to 154 games, eight games less then the traditional 162 games. In 1961 after the American League instituted a 162 game schedule, one year later the National League followed suit and ever since 1962 there have been 162 Regular Season Major League games played. In a statement to ESPN, Manfred expressed interest in a 154 game schedule saying it was not off the table for the season to be shortened. Click here for full article.
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