Originally written October 14, 2012 on NESN.com:

Via NESN:

Would it still be October baseball without the bubbly?

If MLB commissioner Bud Selig has his way, suds-free celebrations may make their way into Major League Baseball.

Selig has expressed interest in toning down postgame celebrations, saying teams have plenty of other ways to celebrate big wins than by spraying champagne, according to the Los Angeles Times. Selig shared his stance recently during a question-and-answer session, when an image of the Giants celebrating their division series win over the Reds made him frown, according to the L.A. Times.

"This is something I am not happy about -- spraying champagne all over," he said. "I'm not a fan of that."

When asked whether he wanted to stop it, he said he didn't know how, as he's already told teams that he'd prefer they find another way to revel.

"It is something I have talked to the clubs about and will continue to talk to the clubs about," he said. "You want to have great celebrations, fine. But spraying each other with champagne is not that."

Convene a committee! Call in Congress! Tell the local police department to get those dang kids off the grass!

Sounds like Bud is the one who needs a beer.

 

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10 Comments:
  • This is what makes Selig great. He takes a tradition that has gone on for years, and tries, tries very hard to make something bad of it. Literally every professional sport has such a celebration, but only Bud sees something "bad" in it. Bud, please, just go back to sleep. The game is so much more fun and entertaining when you are either not involved or simply "resting" in your usual comatose state. Examples: Baseball use to be over around the first of October, now we get to see World Series games played in the snow past Halloween. Ownerships sponsored by Selig, ruining franchises (McCourts in LA) Average price of going to a game reaching towards $100 per person (even for kids). Yeah, Bud, Keep it up.
  • I'd prefer BUDMAN takes on the tobacco use issue!!!!

    Celebrating a victory with champagne is deserved....stuffing your face with tobacco on national TV is a disgrace to league and a bad bad example for kids! so is spitting, for that matter.
  • I totally agree with the previous person, Bud needs to keep his mind (if he can stay awake long enough) on trying to make baseball more friendly and affordable for the fans. I would say that I can't wait until he is gone but I am not sure which person will take the job after him. I cannot wait for next season he decides that American and National League was not his idea and all the teams should play in one big league. That makes me want to renew my tickets.
  • Selig might trying taking his head out of his ass before he says these things.
    This type thing should not be an issue for the commissioner.
    He is one of the problems with baseball. Long overdue for him to go.
  • Bud the dinosaur needs to focus on entering the 21st century! Agree that the chewing tobacco should go. Doesn't bother me about the champagne(hope it's the cheap stuff).What really bothers me is that he won't even consider using modern technology. We NEED instant replay in baseball!!! Come on Bud!
  • How about limiting it to the World Series Champs. No other sports has a champagne celebration after each round. It's a little much for clinching the wild card. Yay!!!
  • So.....Bud Selig created an account and is posting here? Getting into the post season is worth partying about. Why don't you go watch soccer.......
  • The Tigers celebrated with an "alcohol removed" brew called FRE. All except for Papa Grande who sucked down the real stuff. Probably explains his performance lately, eh Bud? Bud? Wake up Bud! Aw, forget it. He probably did.
  • Bud Selig is a asshole. His job is to suck the dicks of MLB Team Owners........THAT's what he does best!
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