"'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," Kalb said. "I have but an hour of his time and a lifetime of questions."
Kalb is Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Over the course of his distinguished 30-year career in broadcast journalism, Kalb served as chief diplomatic correspondent for both CBS News and NBC News and moderator of Meet the Press.
The Kalb Report series is co-produced by The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Harvard University's Shorenstein Center, University of Maryland University College, and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland.
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.