A Brief Overview Of The Major League Baseball, and Why it's so Popular

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Major League Baseball or MLB is the American professional baseball league that comprises of teams that play under the National League and the American League. The two leagues, American and National Leagues existed separately until the year 2000 when the two leagues merged to become one. Before the merger, professional baseball team in America could choose to play under any one of the two baseball organization bodies. The MLB is now a single sporting organization comprising both leagues and led by a Commissioner of Baseball.

The MLB is made up of 30 professional baseball teams in Canada and the United States. One of the team is in Canada and the other 29 are in the United States. The MLB is governed based on a set of rules known as the Constitution of the Major League Baseball, which has been reviewed several times since it was instituted in 1875. The activities of the MLB include hiring and managing the umpire crews, labor, negotiating marketing deals, television contracts and overall management of the sport. MLB also oversees scheduling of matches, disputes resolution and any other related matters.

The MLB Commissioner is assisted by six executive vice presidents that take charge of six core areas, which are business, baseball development, human resources, labor relations, administration, baseball operations and finance. The executive vice president of administration also doubles as the Chief Information Officer of MLB.

MLB also has a multimedia branch known as the MLB Advanced Media and it oversees the official MLB website and the websites of all 30 teams. Even though the multimedia arm is part of the MLB organizational structure it holds editorial independence. Likewise, MLB Productions independently handles video and broadcast media of MLB. But MLB Productions and MLB Advanced Media are part of MLB and subject to an MLB revenue sharing formula.