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July 24, 2020 43 min

This episode contains strong language.

Today, we go inside the fraught weeks that led up to the opening game of the 2020 professional baseball season — from the perspective of the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security for The New York Times, spoke with Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball. For more information on today’s episode, visit 

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  • The schedule is short. The stadiums will be empty. This is what our baseball writer thinks the season might look like this year.
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