Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/21/11

26 Oct 1998: Mike Piazza of the New York Mets shakes hands with Mets Owners Fred Wilpon (R) and Nelson Doubleday (L) during a Press Conference in New York City, New York. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport
In 1992, MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent made $650,000. Meanwhile, current Commissioner Bud Selig, who helped organize the plot to remove Vincent from the job, made $18.4 million in the past year. That’s a pretty nice cost of living adjustment. Fred Wilpon was a Selig supporter back in those days (then co-owner Nelson Doubleday backed Vincent) and that long-term friendship is most likely the one thing keeping Wilpon an owner today. While Commissioner Selig did everything in his power to remove financially-troubled Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, he has seemingly done everything to retain financially-troubled Wilpon as the Mets’ owner. The most visible show of support has been MLB lending Wilpon $25 million back in November of 2010. Perhaps equally as important has been MLB’s apparent complete lack of interest in being repaid. When news of the loan first became public in February of this year, reports were it was a short-term loan, “expected to be repaid within months.” Back in Octob...
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