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Playoff Prospectus: Wild Card Recap: Casually Cruel by Sam Miller

Pittsburgh`s worst fears came true: Bud Selig proposed and implemented a one-game playoff between wild card winners.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A love letter to Bud Selig

Dearest Bud, I just wrote to say I love you. From the bottom of my heart. This may come as a surprise given that I haven’t publicly said anything positive about you since, well, ever. But that was all a front. Privately, I’ve always admired your visionary genius, especially this whole deal where you created a second wild card entrant before making your exit from the commissioner’s...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe Jackson a deeper grave

If there is one thing that Major League Baseball has figured out, it is a respect for deference. For it is rarer than seeing a successful Chicago Cubs team, wire-to-wire. But if this summer is proving anything to be true, that even the accursed North Siders can do some work to reverse their set path, so it should not be beyond comprehension to think that perhaps the new head honcho...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Arguments for moving the MLB trade deadline

Rob Manfred has been busy in his short tenure as Major League Baseball’s commissioner, trying to speed up the game (and the Home Run Derby) and making wild suggestions such as eliminating shifts (crazy) and starting an international draft (not so crazy). He continued that trend yesterday when he mentioned that he would be open to moving back the trade deadline. The primary motivation...
Via The Outside Corner
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre (photo)

A portrait of outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig now hangs in the lobby of the San Diego Padres’ offices at Petco Park. And to be kind, the portrait of Selig is, well, kinda creepy. The Padres last year renamed a plaza outside Petco Park “Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.” The suspicion then was that it...Read More The post Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

S.F. Giants CEO believes ads on uniforms are coming

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer indicated in an interview with a local radio station in the Bay Area that he believes advertisements on MLB uniforms are coming soon. One of the reasons Baer believes that this is a likelihood is due to the fact that current commissioner Bud Selig has been a consistent opponent of placing ads on players’ uniforms during his trenue. He’s set...
Via Sportsnaut
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How to fix baseball

One of the beauties of baseball is that the game is timeless. You can run out of innings, but never out of time. It’s what separates baseball from football, basketball, and hockey. That was once a good thing—when baseball was the national pastime. It no longer holds that title, as it has been surpassed by football, and arguably basketball, as sports more connected to the current...
Via The Sports Post
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bud Selig: I have five months to think about Pete Rose

CINCINNATI — Retiring Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig knew it was coming, just as any hitter facing the Cincinnati Reds knows a fastball is coming from Aroldis Chapman. Selig was in Great American Ball Park Friday night and held a media conference to field questions. As he stood at the podium, he smiled and looked out toward the nearly filled room and said, “I can probably guess...
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred elected Major League Baseball commissioner

The expected happened on Thursday as Rob Manfred was unanimously elected the new commissioner of Major League Baseball. He will succeed current commissioner Bud Selig on January 25 of next year. Manfred has been the right-hand man of Bud Selig since being named MLB’s chief operating officer at the end of the 2013 season. He was by far the leading favorite to take over for Selig...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
August 14, 2014  |  1 Comment

Three finalists named for next MLB commissioner

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, MLB has named three finalists to replace Bud Selig as commissioner starting next season. They might not be household names right now, but one of these guys will likely be the next commissioner.  MLB’s chief operating officer Rob Manfred and MLB’s executive vice president of business Tim Brosnan join Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner...
Via Sportsnaut
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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