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Dec. 12, 2011, 12:47 p.m.
LINK: www.grantland.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   December 12, 2011

It’s an “exercise of control” in a world where the definition of journalist is up for grabs:

“We just thought it was time to get a little organized, to put it in place before there was an incident,” committee member Phyllis Merhige, an MLB senior vice president, told the AP. “There’s no one who expects reporters to wear a suit and tie. But with the advent of different media, there are now individuals who are not part of a bigger organization that may have a dress code.”

In other words, OMIGOD, BLOGGERS! RUN AND HIDE! THEY COULD BE NAKED!

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