MLB Once Nixed Fox’s Plan to Make Mike Pereira a Rules Expert: TRAINA THOUGHTS

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  • October 20, 2020
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Mike Pereira says Joe Torre stopped him from working MLB games on Fox

1. Fox loves its rules expert, Mike Pereira. Major League Baseball, not so much.

Pereira, who works NFL and college football games, would’ve added a third sport to his résumé if Fox had its way. However, then MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre put the kibosh on the idea.

On a recent episode of the Papa and Lund podcast, Pereira revealed that years ago he was set to become an on-air rules expert for Fox’s MLB games, but Torre wouldn’t allow it.

“Not too long after I started, maybe three or four years after I started, the sport that was missing this role was baseball,” Pereira said. “So Fox, when they signed their new deal with baseball, asked me if I wanted to do baseball.

“They asked if I wanted to do it and go to umpire school to learn

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