Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/16/12
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WHAT ARE MARLINS FANS TELLING YOU, BUD? The biggest problem I’ve had with Commissioner Bud Selig is he was an owner, but even after divesting himself of the Milwaukee Brewers, he remained an owner at heart. He’s a former owner paid by the owners, so, where do his loyalties lie? It will never happen without government intervention, but the best way for baseball to be run is have the commissioner paid equally by the owners and players association, with another percentage from the umpire’s union. That formula should eliminate the perception of partiality. As commissioner, Bud Selig has the authority to exercise his “best interest in baseball,’’ clause, which permits him to act in the best interest of the sport regardless of whom it impacts. Selig has that opportunity now that he’s reviewing the Marlins-Blue Jays trade, which all but gutted the Miami franchise. Miami, a team many projected to compete for a wild-card in 2012, had a disappointing season in its first in their new ballpark,...
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