Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 9/27/13

MIAMI - OCTOBER 22: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig takes questions from the press prior game four of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and the Florida Marlins on October 22, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
Bud Selig has announced he will retire as the commissioner of Major League baseball following the 2014 season. He’ll be 80 years old when he steps down. He’s getting a lot of complimentary reaction from the baseball world for his 20-plus years at the helm, but I think he is being overrated by that crowd. I say good riddance, Bud. You were adequate, but you mostly kept the game at the status quo. And, you were too old to still be there. Ask Penn State what it’s like to have an 80-year-old man running a program. My belief is that baseball is still way behind the times and is being held back from reaching its full potential as a spectator sport. I want more playoff games and I want a regular season that matters more. I want baseball to get more control of how trades happen, player transactions are completed and how player contracts are honored. I want to see baseball bring about more player loyalty to the game. Selig tried hard when it came to steroids and I give him credit for always staying
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