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Manfred addresses top issues before World Series

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was "surrounded by reporters" as he conducted his annual pre-World Series news conference ahead of last night's Game 1 in Houston. Manfred "answered -- or didn't -- questions about the Astros being back in the World Series" following their cheating scandal, as well as the Braves' tomahawk chop during games. Manfred: "I’m looking forward to a great World Series. It’s all forward-looking from my perspective." Along with MLBPA Exec Dir Tony Clark, Manfred also "addressed CBA negotiations" (WASHINGTON POST, 10/27).

See more in SBJ's Daily edition later today.

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