Manfred: Banning Defensive Shifts Would Be Restoring MLB

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Baseball commissioner rob Manfred says banning or limiting defensive shifts would be an effort to restore Major League Baseball to how it was played before offense was suffocated by analytics Manfred said seven inning doubleheaders and starting extra innings with runners on second base likely will be dropped after this season he said extending the DH to the National League could be possible Manfred said MLB was considering having umpires explain video review decisions to fans of ball parks over the PA system similar to the procedure in the NFL I'm Dave Ferrie

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