Beat reporters Patrick Lyons of DNVR Rockies and Jesse Friedman of PHNX Diamondbacks meet on the corner of their respective states for a discussion of the latest news in the world of baseball. After a week of long but largely unproductive meetings between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association, baseball fans are beginning to wonder if Opening Day…...

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The commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, should resign. Unless he can pull off some miracle solution that creates an amicable end to the current bitter negotiations and brings about a season that most involved can be happy with, his short time as steward of the game must come to an end. Take a moment to ask yourself this question: What has the commissioner done to grow the game during his five years in the job? We can wait… But your list is probably exactly as long as ours. Emphasizing pace-of-play is what he is known for. His accomplishments in this regard include limiting mound visits per game and a newly implemented three-batter minimum rule that we have yet…

There is no delicate way to transition from the real world surrounding you as you read this into sports. Except to say that if you are here and reading, we all have at least one thing in common: We are baseball fans. And it is hard not to feel like somehow just the possibility that we might all gather around a ballgame one day in the future could bring some comfort somewhere. It doesn’t help that way down, but still on, the list of things to be angry about right now is a seemingly intractable battle between MLB owners and the players. Over money. But for just a brief moment, and for just the baseball part of your heart, I’d…