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Until the Standings Say They're Done

When Bud Selig added the second Wild Card spot to the MLB postseason in 2012, he probably should've seen this coming.  Maybe he did and he just didn't care because of the Nielsen upswing, but significant long-term cons have chaperoned the fatuous, hope-clouded pros in the first few years of Expanded October. Sure, more teams get in and more teams have a shot, but that...
Via The Sports Post
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod turns 39 today, continues to stay quiet

Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images The lightning rod of attention, Alex Rodriguez celebrates his 39 birthday today quietly and without much fanfare. Since his highly criticized fight with MLB and Bud Selig over the Biogenesis scandal, A-Rod has done a good job of lying low and staying out of the media this year. In taking the proper steps to return to the Yankees next year, Rodriguez...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is this man likely to become the next MLB commissioner?

Major League Baseball could name commissioner Bud Selig’s successor very soon. MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred seemed to be Selig’s handpicked choice for a while, but some owners were wary of Selig having total control over the selection process. Sources say that others have now interviewed for the position — which will be open when Selig retires in January — but...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig and Wainwright made All-Star caliber mistakes

Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright both made All-Star caliber mistakes this week. Selig committed an act of omission while Wainwright broke one of the many unwritten rules that baseball has more of than it has ever needed. Bud Selig and Major League Baseball never planned to acknowledge the death of Hall of Famers...
Via 110 Nation Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig: Montreal An ‘Excellent Candidate’ For Future MLB Team

Montreal Expos fans may no longer have to wonder what could have been. The failed expansion team saw its best shot at becoming a World Series-winning franchise get cut short with the MLB player’s strike of 1994, and things went downhill from there. They couldn’t get a new stadium, they couldn’t win and they eventually became the Washington Nationals in 2005. Many Montrealers...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: Pete Rose might have role in 2015 All-Star Game

With the book closed on the 2014 All-Star Game, folks in Cincinnati are already gearing up for the next one in 2015, which will be played inside the cozy corridors of Great American Ball Park.Of course, what would a Cincinnati Midsummer Classic be without the presence of baseball's all-time hit king and hometown hero, Pete Rose? Considering Rose's lifetime ban from baseball...
Via Redlegs Review
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: MLB didn't know A-Rod had PED exemption

Commissioner Bud Selig maintains that Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport's drug administrator to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007. Rodriguez received a therapeutic use exemption for the otherwise-banned substance clomid, according to the book "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Appoints Billy Bean as Inclusion Consultant

Commissioner Bud Selig announced Tuesday morning that former Padres outfielder Billy Bean (no relation to Oakland Athletics’ GM Billy Beane) has been appointed to be a leading consultant on “inclusion” in Major League Baseball. Beans official title is the “Ambassador for Inclusion in Major League Baseball.” What this means is that Bean will be advising Commissioner Selig...
Via Friarhood
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Could The Athletics Finally Move...???

((HT: KPIX-TV))When MLB Commissioner Bud Selig jumps in and actually tells the Oakland Athletics that they can get up and move if there's no new deal put together with the Oakland Coliseum board- that's huge news...And, of course, it's put in the headlines at the same time as the A's made a great deal for starting pitching and are off to one of the best starts in...
Via Online Sports Guys
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the next MLB commissioner?

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...
Via The Outside Corner
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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