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Jordan Kobritz, Syndicated Columnist
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Jordan Kobritz is a former attorney, CPA, and Minor League Baseball team owner. He is a professor and the chair of the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Jordan maintains the blog: http://sportsbeyondthelines.com and can be reached at jordan.kobritz@cortland.edu.

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On his first day in office in 2015, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred began to implement his vision for what has become known as “One Baseball.”

By Jordan Kobritz, Syndicated Columnist September 17, 2020
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Unless you’ve been quarantined without access to the news for the past eight months you know 2020 has been the year of change. Nothing exemplifies that more than the about face taken by the NCAA regarding playing sports when students aren’t on campus.

Talk about confusion. Mere days after announcing their 2020 schedule, two of the power five conferences in FBS football shut the door on a season. The other three conferences? Not a chance…yet.

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Should sporting events be open to fans? The answer depends on who you ask.

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“We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER—you can use caps.”

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The passage of time hasn’t diminished their pain — physical, mental, emotional. They are reminded of it with each passing day that USA Gymnastics (USAG) and its former apologists and supporters remain unpunished.

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For anyone anticipating the return of baseball next month, here’s a bit of advice: Don’t hold your breath. After three months of excruciating back and forth failed to result in an agreement between owners and players, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred mandated a 60-game season beginning on July 23.

Americans love their college football, as evidenced by the fact so many of us can’t imagine life without it.

Baseball fans are hoping the sport returns to the field this year, but optimism is dwindling by the day.

MLB teams are in cost-cutting mode, which is understandable given the economic conditions surrounding the game during the strangest summer in the sport’s history.

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