Originally written September 27, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Bud Selig says this time he's really going to do it. He's going to retire as baseball's commissioner in January 2015. Selig has mentioned retirement before, most recently in 2012, only to then sign a contract extension. Of course, he could change his mind again or baseball's owners could persuade him to stick around. But Selig will be 80 years old by the time his current contract expires and will have been in the commissioner's office for 22 years, the second-longest tenure after Kenesaw Mountain Landis. The man might finally want to do something else.  This development raises the natural follow-up question: Who is going to replace Selig as baseball commissioner? He's been in the office for so long that some prospective candidates, such as former senator George Mitchell or former president George W. Bush, moved on to other endeavors. Yet there are plenty of in-house possibilities that currently work in the commissioner's office. In reality, Selig...
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