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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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB expansion could be in the future

With Bud Selig out of office, and Rob Manfred in, the Office of the Commissioner has started to make big moves to better Major League Baseball. The latest news on this front is the speculation that the league could see an expansion in the the near future. The last time the MLB expanded, 1998, when the league added the Arizona Diamondbacks to the National League, and the Tampa Bay...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
17 days ago  |  Discuss

When the Chicago White Sox were Milwaukee’s team – Part 2

In part one of this two part series, I outlined how Bud Selig lured the Chicago White Sox to Milwaukee County Stadium in the late ’60s (post-Milwaukee Braves) for occasional games in an effort to show MLB that Milwaukee could still draw a passionate fan base, and should be considered for an expansion team. Bud Selig continued to work with then-Sox President Arthur Allyn, and together...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 27, 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

Milwaukee Brewers to open ‘Selig Experience’ museum

Seattle proudly boasts the Experience Music Project, a museum inspired by native son Jimi Hendrix. Starting next year, Milwaukee will proudly (?) boast (?) the Selig Experience, a museum inspired by native son Bud Selig. You think we’re kidding. But we’re not. The Selig Experience will be a 1,400-square foot exhibit will be open year round at Miller Park, because if there...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 16, 2014  |  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
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