Rob Manfred, new MLB commissioner: Selected takes from around the country.

In case you missed it (I did; I was flying home from Atlanta), MLB owners elected Rob Manfred as commissioner yesterday. The 55-year-old former deputy commissioner will officially assume the job when Bud Selig retires in January.

Team president Stan Kasten and CEO Mark Walter represented the Dodgers at the election in Baltimore.

If you only read three stories about the commissioner-elect today:

1. It was a contentious process at times. Manfred didn’t have everyone’s vote when the day began, but when the day ended he vowed to be impartial toward all 30 owners. (USA Today)

2. Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf tried to undercut Manfred’s candidacy behind closed doors. (New York Times)

3. The Dodgers were not among the eight teams that backed Reinsdorf’s preferred candidate, Boston Red Sox co-chairman Tom Werner. (Yahoo!)

USA Today also put together this graphic of the history of the commissioner’s office (right-click to expand):

History of MLB comissioners

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.