Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The commish

I don't have many signed baseballs in my collection. They take up a lot of room, and I don't really have anywhere to display them.

Still, I probably have six or seven of them, and never turn them down.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is a great TTM signer, and it's frequently shared that he'll send a signed ball if asked within a letter. I took a chance, and in just a week, this arrived:
Very nice. It's an official MLB ball, which still always feels so premium to me compared with past baseballs I've held. I'm not sure if this is one of the extra juiced up ones or not, but I do appreciate the effort of Manfred/his staff answering fan mail and paying to ship baseballs to fans all over the country.

Overall, I think Manfred is doing a decent job as Commissioner. He doesn't seem to make controversial headlines the way his predecessor did. He seems to understand the challenges the game faces, and I think baseball is in good hands with him at the helm.


  1. I'm much more comfortable with him at the helm than I am with other current leaders at the moment.
    An autographed ball by the commissioner... that's a really nice addition to any collection!

  2. Very cool piece of memorabilia. Manfred has a great looking signature.

  3. Very nice. BTW, do you need a case for it? I've got extra baseball cubes lying around.

  4. How much is postage for a return baseball?