NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball appears set for a vast expansion of video review by umpires in 2014 and is examining whether all calls other than balls and strikes should be subject to instant replay.
Replay has been in place for home run calls since August 2008. Commissioner Bud Selig initially wanted to add trap plays and fairfoul calls down the lines for 2013, but change was...
NO F'N WAY
MLB commissioner Bud Selig says he has no problem with David Ortiz's pregame speech at Fenway Park about the Marathon bombings that contained some profanity.
Major League Baseball won't change its schedule to boost the sport's chances of getting back into the Olympics.
Baseball was an Olympic medal sport from 1992-2008, then was dropped for last year's London Games. In an effort to boost the chance of readmission for 2020, the international baseball and softball federations are merging.
IOC President Jacques Rogge says baseball...
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25 days ago
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's request to sit down with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A's pursuit of a San Jose ballpark has been rejected, a newspaper reported.
In a response to Reed's April 2 request for a personal meeting, Selig said Reed should instead talk to Robert Starkey, a sports consultant who worked with the MLB on stadium...
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April 11, 2013
Major League Baseball has created a task force to address the declining number of African-Americans playing the sport.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced the 18-person On-Field Diversity Task Force Wednesday, with a stated mission of focusing on "the myriad issues influencing on-field diversity at all levels of baseball."
USA Today reported this week that the proportion...
The amount of African-American players on Major League Baseball opening day rosters this season was historically low. Only 7.7% of the players on all 30 MLB rosters are African-American, which is the lowest percentage since the Boston Red Sox became the final team to integrate their roster in 1959. Bud Selig is hoping to change that in the near future. According to USA Today Sports...
Saying he hopes to keep the matter out of the courts, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A's pursuit of a San Jose ballpark.
Reed's letter asking for the sit-down - sent on Tuesday - said a meeting would also help ''resolve any lingering issues about our commitment to having the...
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April 03, 2013
BEST OF THE BEST
MLB commissioner Bud Selig said he hopes baseball will someday have an actual World Series, where the MLB's champion takes on another nation.
When I first heard that Jose Canseco painted a picture of Bud Selig, I was almost certain that it would look like a bird. Oh was I ever wrong. Also, I am pretty certain that my son drew something that looks exactly like what Jose painted. What the hell is that? And yes, Jose is selling this to anyone that wants to buy it. There is nothing this man won’t do in order to make money. @JoseCanseco
STOP THE FUN
Champagne celebrations have become a huge part of the MLB playoffs over the years, and this is apparently something commissioner Bud Selig is not happy about.