Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 1/2/13
It's True: Major League Baseball Revolutionized Under Selig's Tenure Say what you want about the highs and lows of Bud Selig's 20 year tenure as the 9th Commissioner of Major League Baseball, but be sure to include the following: > he took an economically moribund professional sport and generated a series of monster revenue engines that have created financial empires for virtually every MLB team owner; > he instituted Wild Card and Divisional play and helped create the World Baseball Classic; > he merged the National and American Leagues under the Commissioner's Office and created revenue sharing among franchises.   There have also been many misteps, blunders, and negative outcomes during his tenure. Selig's slow response to the use of performance enhancing drugs among players in the 1990s and 2000s helped create a baseball era. But now Bud Selig has two more seasons left on his contract before he retires after the 2014 baseball season. Having enhanced the economic
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