Originally written on Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle  |  Last updated 11/11/14
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In a piece today on ESPN, baseball writer Jayson Stark mentions San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer as a dark horse candidate to replace Bud Selig as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Selig announced today that he will step down from the office after the 2014 season. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman had the initial report, which lists Selig’s last day as commissioner as January 24, 2015. Though not a front-runner, Baer has to be mentioned as candidate because of his qualifications. The job of commissioner is three-fold: -Represent (aka be the CEO) for MLB’s 30 owners -Shape the global image of baseball -Provide an outlet for fan scrutiny Baer hits all three of these points quite nicely. As the CEO of the Giants, he represents a core group of owners whose financial interests are tied to the decisions made by Baer and his administration. From the outside looking in, the Giants appear to be one of the more profitable teams in baseball. Estimates of the Giants payroll for 2013 hovers aro...
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