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Major League Baseball limits access to photojournalists

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Major League Baseball is being asked by the National Press Photographers Association to reconsider its decision to restrict access to…

Major League Baseball is being asked by the National Press Photographers Association to reconsider its decision to restrict access to photographers at MLB events.

The NPPA President, Tony Overman, wrote a letter to MLB Commissioner Allen H. “Bud” Selig, saying the recently released restrictions are overly broad and vague and subject to misinterpretation.

“This issue has caused great concern among photojournalists with whom we have been in contact nationwide," Overman wrote. "We firmly believe that great moments in baseball have as much to do with their iconic images as with the game itself."

The NPPA said it is disappointed that the MLB is attempting to modify a system that has worked without fail for the past seven years. New credentialing rules would stop news sites from posting photo galleries, and would limit how many photos of one game they can use.