go to MSN.com
Found July 15, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Bud Selig

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Bug Selig has done a tremendous job of dragging his heels when it comes to introducing new technology like expanded instant replay to Major League Baseball. Part of that is a generational issue. Selig is 78 years old and cut from the old school, which is why he has stressed the importance of keeping the “human element” of the game intact even if it means less accurate outcomes.

Selig has said he is going to retire in 2014, and that may end up being best for the game. Especially if the guy is telling the truth about sending an email.

Is that even possible? I guess when you’re in a position of power for such a long time, you have people who send emails for you. But my grandmother is 87 and even she loves texting and emailing so she can stay in touch. Has Selig never had to do that?

If the instant replay thing didn’t make sense to you before, perhaps it will now.

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Bud Selig Says He’s Never Used Email, But Did Recently Get iPhone

Bud Selig is 78 years old. Like many septuagenarians, it probably holds that he doesn’t understand modern technology quite as well as those of us on the sweet side of 30. However, as the commissioner of Major League Baseball, Selig is inevitably in a position that requires a great deal of understanding of modern innovation. Between instant replay, PED testing and Internet video...

Selig: No drug issue in MLB

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig insists ''this sport is cleaner than it's ever been.'' Selig declined to detail timing for decisions on the sport's investigation of the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, accused of distributing performing-enhancing drugs. MLB could attempt to discipline former MVPs Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun along with other players...

Bud Selig Says Baseball Is ‘Cleaner Than it’s Ever Been,’ MLB Wasn’t Slow to React to Steroids Era

NEW YORK — With his staff pursuing yet another investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball’s drug-testing program on the eve of the All-Star game and insisted “this sport is cleaner than it’s ever been.” Selig declined to detail timing for decisions in the probe of the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, accused of distributing...

Bud Selig says baseball is 'cleaner than ever'

Despite a recent investigation into Biogenesis, a Florida-based clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs to players, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig proclaimed that the "sport is cleaner than it's ever been" on Monday.Selig spoke to members of the media during a press conference ahead of the All-Star Game and insisted that baseball'...

Bud Selig has never sent an email, won't

Bud Selig, MLB. Resume includes: Selig: "I've never sent an e-mail and I never will." Has recently upgraded to an iPhone, though— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) July 15, 2013 **Follow us on Twitter, View Blitz Viral Videos, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Bud Selig Says Olympic Break “Isn’t Possible”

Will the Washington Nationals  Bryce Harper or the Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig get their shot at Olympic glory? Probably not says MLB commissioner Bud Selig. Baseball was voted out of the 2012 Summer Olympics by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) in 2005. If the sport returns in 2020 as petitioned, Americans will have little interest. Selig said Tuesday there would...

Selig optimistic Cubs will get their Wrigley deal

Commissioner Bud Selig is encouraged that the Cubs are in the home stretch in reaching their goals to update Wrigley Field. “I’m very optimistic,’’ Selig said on Tuesday, speaking at a meeting of the Baseball Writers Association of America. “I know they’re optimistic, and I am (too). You know Chicago politics don’t always move smoothly, to be honest, (but) I’m very...

Top 10 takeaways on how Bud Selig won't ever send an email

He's Also Stone Deef 10) We are shocked, shocked to discover that Bud's ability to hear news or opinions from outside of his echo chamber is limited9) To be fair, to men of Bud's age, typing is something only done by women who can't land husbands with good jobs8) Using technology that's been ubiquitous for decades is just too fast for Bud7) Has an awful lot to...

Dave Letterman Grills Bud Selig

There are nights when David Letterman looks like he's just going through the motions, and let's face it...30-plus years behind the desk will do that to a man.  But, when he's genuinely interested, like he was Monday with baseball commissioner Bud Selig, he's one of the best out there. And like him or not, Selig was able to hang with the talk show veteran every...

In Case You Missed Bud Selig Telling Letterman He Knows if A-Rod Will Be Suspended

The rest of the world might be in the dark about when, where and why Alex Rodriguez might be suspended for allegedly using baseball drugs, but the man in charge of the game knows the answer. Bud Selig was on David Letterman‘s show last night, where the baseball commissioner said he already knows of Alex Rodriguez’s fate in the current steroid imbroglio. [Continue Reading] The...

MLB on track for more instant replay in 2014

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball says it is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay for umpires' calls next year. MLB Executive Vice President Joe Torre says "we're pretty confident we'll have it in place for 2014." Video review has been in place for home run calls since August 2008. Commissioner Bud Selig initially wanted to add trap plays and fairfoul...

MLB expects expanded replay in 2014

Major League Baseball says it is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay for umpires' calls next year. MLB Executive Vice President Joe Torre says ''we're pretty confident we'll have it in place for 2014.'' Video review has been in place for home run calls since August 2008. Commissioner Bud Selig initially wanted to add trap plays and fair...

2002 All-Star Game Curiously Missing From Scoreboard During Home Run Derby, Appears Before All-Star Game (Photos)

Remember the 2002 MLB All-Star Game? Well, it seems like someone in the league was hoping you didn’t. The MLB set up part of its scoreboard at the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field to show the results of the recent Midsummer Classics, but something was mysteriously missing Monday night before the Home Run Derby took place. The scoreboard showed the score from the 2001 All-Star Game...

Dreamcast 24.1 – Pete LaCock’s Randomly Exposed Bush

YAOWA This is side one to Episode 24 because our show was too big. MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav https://soundcloud.com/lathandplaster Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: worldseriesdreaming@gmail.com iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 INTRO EMAIL Harry Caray stuff! TWITTER QUESTIONS ASG Thoughts Random **** More random ****...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Paul Azinger: Tiger has become worse in quest to get better

SOUTHPORT, England – Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him. Woods has gone through four swing changes with three coaches during his career, each time saying the objective was to get better. In a conference call for ESPN, Azinger said that in his quest to get better, “I think he’s actually gotten a little bit worse...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago

Boston Celtics still looking to trade Rajon Rondo?

The Boston Celtics have been one of the more active trades on the free agent and trade market so far this offseason, and they are reportedly still looking to trade Rajon Rondo. According to a report from CelticsBlog, there appears to be a very likely chance that he will end up being traded at some point in the near future. There have been rumors surrounding Rondo about the Sacramento...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago

NFL teams split more than $6 billion in revenue last season

Anyone worried how all the bad press the NFL has gotten for its treatment of former players and worries about concussions would impact the league’s bottom line can stop worrying. It’s doing just fine. According to financials released by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday afternoon, the NFL’s teams split more than $6 billion between them last season, which was a record amount...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
2 hours ago

Jackson: No word yet from Carmelo, confident he'll re-sign

As the NBA Universe awaits the decisions of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is showing his confidence. Jackson spoke to the media on Thursday and revealed that Anthony has five contract offers on the table from the Knicks, and he’s confident he’ll hear good news. “I felt really good […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago

MLB All-Star game final vote winners announced

Celebratory day for Chicago baseball as the MLB announced both Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, and Chris Sale of the White Sox were awarded the final spots in both the National and American Leagues, respectively. Rizzo received 8.8 million votes, while Sale received 6.7 million votes. A Windy City sweep! @ARizzo44 (8.8 million votes) and […]
Via Full Scale Sports
3 hours ago

FSU wideout Jesus Wilson charged with grand theft scooter

Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson was arrested on Monday after he admitted to stealing a motor scooter and crashing it last month. Court documents that were obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat on Thursday said that Wilson, 19, is facing a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle. We like to call it grand […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago

Report: LeBron to decide Thursday, Ohio cops notified

The long national nightmare might be over. LeBron James may be making his announcement as early as Thursday night. Akron Beacon Journal reporter Phil Trexler reported that James’ announcement is expected at some point Thursday evening. Trexler even went as far to report that police in Bath Township, Ohio, have been told to “be prepared.” James has a home in Bath Township. Bath...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago

Lionel Messi drug tested while Argentina celebrated victory

After Argentina’s 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands to advance to the World Cup final on Sunday against Germany, Lionel Messi  wasn’t able to celebrate the win with his teammates. Messi was stuck taking a mandatory drug test. Messi posted this on his Instagram profile: “Me toco el doping y no puedo estar viviendo este momento en el vestuario. Me siento orgulloso de ser...
Via Sports-Glory
9 hours ago

Report: A.J. Pierzynski was ‘negative influence’ to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment on Wednesday, and now according to a report from WEEI there may be clubhouse reasons as to why the move was made. Rob Bradford of WEEI reported on Thursday that Pierzynski’s negative influence led to the decision to designate him for assignment. According to multiple […]
Via Full Scale Sports
11 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.