The Kalb Report

Inside Baseball with the Commissioner

September 28, 2015

Kalb Homepage"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball."
—Jacques Barzun

On January 25, 2015, Rob Manfred became just the tenth person in history to hold the office of Commissioner of Baseball.

In the 22nd season opener of The Kalb Report, legendary journalist and lifetime baseball fan Marvin Kalb explores the beauty, simplicity, complexity, humor, and historical significance of our national pastime with the man now charged with overseeing the sport and maintaining its integrity.

"'Play ball,' a short phrase that ignites hope, pain, and passion in many a baseball heart, provides a glorious opportunity for a fan (that's me!) to talk baseball with the man who currently manages America's pastime, Rob Manfred." said Kalb. "I have but an hour of his time and a lifetime of questions." Watch now.


The Kalb Report is a series of forums on ethics and excellence in journalism co-produced by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, University of Maryland University College, the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Harvard's Shorenstein Center, and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland.

For the 13th consecutive year, the series is underwritten by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.