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Rob Manfred: Politicians 'ill-informed'

Updated: October 18, 2013, 2:18 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand and Matt Ehalt | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball chief operating officer Rob Manfred described a New York senator and other elected officials as "ill-informed" after a news conference in which the politicians said the league is being "discriminatory" and that commissioner Bud Selig should step down immediately in the aftermath of Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension.

"These sorts of comments come from people that are obviously ill-informed," Manfred told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday night.

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