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BUD SELIG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Outgoing commish Bud Selig: Royals' playoff run a 'source of great pride'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Outgoing baseball commissioner Bud Selig, a huge advocate for small markets throughout his tenure, was especially proud of how the Royals made their way all the way to Game 7 of the World Series. In fact, the Royals' rise from the ashes will be considered part of Selig's legacy as commissioner -- he championed the cause of revenue sharing and competitive...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Must See TV: Bud Bewildered By Wilde Moment

You know that nauseating feeling you get whenever commissioner Bud Selig appears on your TV and his lips start moving? Watching Selig’s reaction during the World Series MVP presentation to Madison Bumgarner last night, was priceless. In some small measure it felt like fate was exacting some revenge on my behalf. In what may have been one of the most awkward World Series moments...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig's imprint as commissioner seen in Game 7 of World Series

  For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title. Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night featured a pair of wild-card teams that had already played during the regular season. In a finale hosted by the club whose league won the All-Star game. With managers...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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

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...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Drops the Ball with Opening Series

In case you missed it, and I’m sure most of America has, the 2014 Major League Baseball season has officially begun. What? But they’re still playing Spring Training games? What do you mean the season started? Well, Commissioner Bud Selig, in his infinite wisdom, decided it would be a great moment... Read More... The post MLB Drops the Ball with Opening Series appeared first...
Via Outside Analysis
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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