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BUD SELIG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Selig: Ted Williams said I had hardest job in America

BOSTON — It’s no surprise that Bud Selig has a few interesting stories after serving as Major League Baseball commissioner for over 20 years. On Saturday, Selig took his farewell tour to Fenway Park and discussed some of his favorite memories of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. His most memorable Fenway moment as commissioner came during the 1999 All-Star Game, when he had...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig ‘Treasures’ Derek Jeter, Says ‘He Is The Face Of Our Sport’

BOSTON — Bud Selig had to endure some tough days as Major League Baseball’s commissioner, but one guy who never gave him any trouble was Derek Jeter. Selig, who like Jeter will retire at the end of this season, spoke fondly of the shortstop prior to Saturday’s game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. “In an era where few heroes exist, over a 20...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers set to honor soon-to-be-retired Selig

MILWAUKEE -- With Bud Selig set to retire as commissioner of baseball in January, the Milwaukee Brewers announced what they are calling the first in a series of initiatives to honor their team founder. To honor Selig, the Brewers will retire uniform No. 1 during a ceremony at Miller Park next season. "We are proud to pay tribute to commissioner Selig with this honor for all...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers to retire No 1 in honor of Selig

MILWAUKEE (AP) Retiring Commissioner Bud Selig will have a number retired in his honor by the Milwaukee Brewers, the team he founded 44 years ago. Brewers owner Mark Attanasio made the announcement on Friday, saying the retirement of jersey No. 1 would be the first in a series of honors for Selig. A Milwaukee native, Selig bought the Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy in 1970 and...
Via AP on Fox
5 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Werner Elected To New Committee To Examine Pace Of Play In MLB

As baseball games get increasingly longer and the demographics of the audience get older, Major League Baseball is trying to address its pace-of-play problem. Bud Selig released a statement announcing the appointment of a new committee designed to examine the pace of the game. “We have the greatest game in the world, but we are always looking for ways to improve it,” Selig’s statement...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
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