Manfred remains optimistic on labor; pitch clock encouraging


              Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Robert D. Manfred, Jr. talks with the media before Game 1 in baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Robert D. Manfred, Jr. talks with the media before Game 1 in baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark speak before Game 1 in baseball's World Series against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)
Manfred remains optimistic on labor; pitch clock encouraging