In his first few days as commissioner the most positive reaction that Rob Manfred has inspired is that he is open to this or that idea, which is just weasel talk for "I'm not quite as dumb and lazy as my predecessor, Allan Huber "Bud" Selig".
On the commissioner's MLB Network former player Eric Byrnes babbled something that simulated an endorsement of a semi-radical idea without quite being explicit. Byrnes seems to have a couple of brief fleeting experiences with starting the count at 1-1. I have long advocated starting the count at 3-2 but Byrnes had tried to articulate the only thing that could possibly be interpreted as an innovative idea during the 22 year Selig-Manfred reign of terror (terrible ideas). Byrnes said that he was much more alert as a batter when his plate appearance started at 1-1 and that the pace of the game speeded up considerably. Unfortunately, Byrnes prefaced his halting comments by stating that he did not want baseball to descend into beer softball. Softball but without the beer. Slow pitch softball is the essence of the game: hitting, fielding, base running. Quick play at a rapid pace with plenty of action.
Manfred, the A-Rod slayer, is comfortable with the two conferences having a different rule, designated hitter (DH), and with the All Star game determining the home field/rule advantage in a possible game 7 of the tournament finals. That level of thought pretty much tells all you need to know about "Bud Light".