Selig comes out swinging for Cubs in rooftop battle

Commissioner Bud Selig came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of the Ricketts family, which he believes is being treated unfairly by the Chicago media in their battle with rooftop owners. Selig said he’ll do “whatever is legally” possible to help the Cubs get their $300 million ballpark renovation plan underway. “That’s how strongly I feel about preserving Wrigley Field...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bob Bowman wants to solve MLB’s blackout issues for Bud Selig

Bob Bowman is the president and CEO of MLB Advanced Media, and is a front-runner to become the next commissioner of the league following Bud Selig’s impending retirement. But while MLBAM has made plenty of strides with Bowman at the helm, one thing remains the elephant in the room – in-market streaming and blackouts. I’m sure you all know the refrain on blackouts by now ...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox World Series ring features beards engraved on the inside

Bud Selig shared the pictures above on Twitter. Probably because his name is on the side of the ring. I mean really? Did you win the Series Bud? I particularly like the beards engraved on the inside of the ring, even though I can’t stand the Red Sox. [HT LobShots] Related Posts Florida player Trey Burton shows off Gator Bowl ring Former Florida State player’s ring error displays...
Via College Football Section
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hitting For The Cycle: Jobu, Umpires, And Oakland’s Stadium Problems

Single:Indians, Not Plumbing, Stop the A’s by Paul Gutierrez (ESPN) Bud Selig, the esteemed commissioner of MLB, who has presided over an incredibly prosperous era both in labor peace and economic profitability, has two serious legacy problems: PEDs and the Oakland Athletics. One of these issues is simple – Selig turned his back when players were juicing. The other is quite complex...
Via The Nats Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig claims small market MLB teams will get more opportunity

With MLB and ESPN’s eight-year, multi platform rights extension taking place this season, additional baseball coverage will be brought to the World Wide Leader. This includes a wild-card playoff game and ten more regular season games. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig says teams in smaller markets will get to show their product to the country, and the world, more often this season. “Baltimore...
Via The Sports Bank
25 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig and Opening Day

Bud Selig is set to retire at some point this century and for me it can’t come any sooner. Of course, he has threated to retire before, so I’m not holding my breath. I’ve never been a big fan of the commissioner and as someone coming from a Houston address I figure most of that goes with the territory. For those that don’t hail from around these parts, Selig is public enemy...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things Bud Selig did right during his tenure as commissioner

A rare smile from the retiring commissionerCredit: Brendan McDermid/Reuters Bud Selig, just like any commissioner in one of the four major North American professional sports leagues, has been a lightning rod for criticism during his 17-year tenure at the helm of Major League Baseball.  He was acting commissioner for 6 years before that, beginning in 1992, giving him two decades...
Via Reading Between The Seams
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will be the next MLB commissioner?

Bud Selig says this time he's really going to do it. He's going to retire as baseball's commissioner in January 2015. Selig has mentioned retirement before, most recently in 2012, only to then sign a contract extension. Of course, he could change his mind again or baseball's owners could persuade him to stick around. But Selig will be 80 years old by the time his...
Via The Outside Corner
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bud Selig rips A's home stadium

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig went on the air with CBS Radio on Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics. However, the one topic that is generating the most buzz is about the state of O.Co Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics. “It’s a pit,” Selig said. “It reminds me of old County Stadium and Shea Stadium. We need to deal with that. I’ve had a committee...
Via Bush League Chronicle
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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