Obstruction of what, exactly? Major League Baseball is not a government institution with subpoena power, and the players’ union—which, again, exists for the sole purpose of shortening the reach of the league’s power—is under no obligation in this situation to do anything other than tell Manfred to go screw; further, reporters who get this sort of story leaked to them are under no obligation to run glorified press releases on behalf of the league. This guy is, again, one of the Times’s top reporters on the Trump-scandal beat. We are fucked in ways it is beyond this blog post to express.