The Major League Baseball owners are meeting today to vote on a new commissioner. The two remaining candidates are Rob Manfred and Tom Werner. I wrote about the two candidates the other day, and what each could mean for the future of baseball. A candidate needs 23 votes to be the commissioner. Anything shy of 23 votes leads to another vote. According to Jon Heyman, the vote has Manfred with 22, one shy of what is needed.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 14, 2014
From this point, two things could happen. The first is that one of the people who didn’t vote for Manfred will change his vote, leading to Manfred being the new commissioner. The second thing is that no one changes their vote, the owners reach a stalemate, and then have to look for new candidates and vote later in the process.
Until then, there are cookies.
Three trays of cookies now being hauled into owners during break
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 14, 2014