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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Walking purposefully across a luxurious desert resort, Bud Selig was asked if he could stop to talk for a second.
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Despite being adamant about his retirement following the the 2012 regular season, we learned yesterday that Bud Selig will receive at least two-year extension as Commissioner. Knowing that Selig will do –and to this point has done– everything in his power to keep the Wilpons as owners, this is disheartening news. This indirectly cripples the Mets financially for another two years...
With the news breaking yesterday that Bud Selig got a contract extension and wouldn't be leaving his post as MLB commissioner after the 2012 season, fans pretty much went nuclear on Selig. Every negative thing that's happened during his tenure as league commissioner has been brought up as as a black mark against him. But despite common belief, not everything Selig has done...
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Commissioner Bud Selig is "very hopeful" another wild card team from each league will be added this season.
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Bud Selig got a contract extension from baseball's owners Thursday. Frank McCourt voted...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball owners say Commissioner Bud Selig will be offered a contract extension at this week's meetings in Phoenix.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has been given a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season. Selig has held the position since 1992, first as acting commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014. If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner.
It wasn't so long ago that it seemed like the only qualifications you needed to be an owner of a MLB franchise was to, like, totally be BFFs with Bud Selig or one of the other owners and have at least one credit card that wasn't maxed out.
But then the McCourts happened.
And then the Wilpons.
And now... every other prospective owner must suffer even if that owner was basically...
On this date in 2005, the owners unanimously approved the sale of the Brewers from Bud Selig to Mark Attanasio for $223MM. In the seven years under Attanasio, Milwaukee has as many playoff appearances (two) as they did in 34 years under Selig, who moved the Seattle Pilots franchise to his hometown in 1970. As the offseason draws closer to an end, here is the latest and greatest from...
Bud Selig will stay on as Major League Baseball's commissioner another two years after owners voted to extend his contract Thursday. The two-year extension will keep him in office until after he turns 80.
Owners will offer Bud Selig a two-year extension to his contract.
It’s expected that at some point during the upcoming owners’ meetings, which start Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., Selig will be asked to depart the room, and then, as a matter of formality, a motion will be made to extend Selig’s contract — a motion that will be widely supported, according to sources.
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he couldn't resist the pleas of team owners for him to stay on the job. His wife Sue has said all along there was no way her husband would walk away from the game.
Those plans to teach history will be put on hold: Bud Selig is expected to accept an offer to remain as baseball commissioner.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly seeking a new contract, one which could keep him in his current role for another two years, ESPN's Buster Olney reported on his Twitter page Tuesday afternoon.
Selig, who has led the MLB to record profits and has fought past both a steroid scandal and player strike during his tenure, has publicly said for years that he...
Commissioner Bud Selig will be extended for at least two years this week at the owners' meetings, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney. Selig became MLB's acting commissioner in 1992, and the title became official in 1998.