Major League Baseball's postseason returned Tuesday night to Yankee Stadium -- its most frequent home over the decades -- for the first time since 2012.

Does commissioner Rob Manfred think that development is good for baseball, given the franchise's historic status?

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"Look, we try to be as neutral as we can among teams," he told Newsday as he watched batting practice before the first playoff game of his time as commissioner. "But, you know, Yankee Stadium is a special place. Most teams would tell you that, and it is good to be back here for the postseason."

Especially after an un-Yankees-like two-year drought, right? "I'm going to be a 'no comment' on that one," the commissioner said with a laugh.