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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 hours ago  |  Discuss

Selig farewell tour’s rocky stop in Queens

On Tuesday afternoon, outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig paid Citi Field a visit, and like his other stops on the farewell tour, he took questions from reporters. Friend of the site Howard Megdal got things off to a rollicking start, not beating around the bush when he asked the following: “In 2011, when denying the Fox TV deal and taking control of the Dodgers, you cited the slashed...
Via Mets360.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Seligification Of MLB

When Bud Selig came through town the other day backfiring like a rusty old Buick though a quiet neighborhood, I braced myself for what he might say half hoping he’d signal some disquiet over the recent discrimination lawsuit filed against our excellent COO Jeffrey Scott Wilpon, but there was nothing of the sort. No reservations, no concern, nothing. “I monitor everything closely...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

Bud Selig sat with SNY’s Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen during the early innings of Tuesday night’s 9-1 bashing of the Miami Marlins.  They discussed issues facing not only the Mets, but baseball as a whole and the back and forth was interesting to say the least.  The crew had their take on a few topics, including length of games with the now added challenge...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig Shields Himself From NY Media With Cardinals

Bud Selig is on his farewell tour of the MLB, visiting all 30 teams during his last year as Commissioner of Baseball. Some stops are more pleasant than others. The Mets are currently 7 games under .500 and 15 games out of 1st place in the NL East. They might play in America’s biggest media market, but to most of the sporting world, the Mets are totally irrelevant. Unlike the Cubs...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Granted Extension To Respond To Sexual Discrimination Law Suit

Not surprisingly, the New York Mets have asked for and been granted an extension to respond to the the sexual discrimination lawsuit that was filed by fired Senior VP of Ticket Sales Leigh Castergine. The extension filed by attorneys for the Mets now gives them until October 31 to respond to the federally filed complaint, according to Eric Fisher. Apparently it’s going to require...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blow It Out Your Ass, Bud

“Do I have any problem with the Mets’ finances? None.” More lies, more misinformation, more deviousness. It’s not what any of us want, but it’s what we’ve all become accustomed to whenever the Wilpons or Bud Selig get behind a microphone and their jaws start moving. And Tuesday’s dog and pony show by Bud Selig was only more evidence of that. He brought no relief, only...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

Bud Selig sat with SNY’s Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen during the early innings of Tuesday night’s 9-1 bashing of the Miami Marlins.  They discussed issues facing not only the Mets, but baseball as a whole and the back and forth was interesting to say the least.  The crew had their take on a few topics, including length of games with the now added challenge...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell tour gives Selig another chance to defend Mets owners

  Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's latest stop on his ballpark farewell tour turned testy over his unyielding support of the New York Mets' ownership. With longtime friend and Mets chief executive officer Fred Wilpon sitting in the second row of the news conference room at Citi Field, Selig said he has no problem with the big-market team operating with an opening-day payroll...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Commissioner Selig defends Mets' finances

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's latest stop on his ballpark farewell tour turned testy over his unyielding support of the New York Mets' ownership. With longtime friend and Mets chief executive officer Fred Wilpon sitting in the second row of the news conference room at Citi Field, Selig said he has no problem with the big-market team operating with an opening...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig Says The Wilpons Are Doing Everything Right

Outgoing commissioner Bud Selig gave Mets owners his full endorsement and said that reducing payroll and building from within is the way to go. “As far as I’m concerned, from my perspective, I think the way the Mets are doing this thing is correct,” Selig said. “There are a lot of teams in life that spend a lot of money that don’t do well, either. And I’m not trying to...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Letters They Never Received

Sometimes letters never reach their intended targets, instead becoming lost, abandoned, or otherwise discarded amongst the abundance of flyers and coupons in the mailperson’s sack. Other times those letters end up at the doorstep of the Padres Public headquarters, where we promptly publish them. Here are some of those letters. Mr. Mike Dee, CEO, San Diego Padres Baseball Club....
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis suspension should be a major wake up call for MLB

Bud Selig has been commissioner of Major League Baseball for 22 years. He will resign that post in January and turn the reins over to Rob Manfred.  Selig will tell you that when steroids were rampant in the league that “I never had one baseball executive, manager, GM or anyone else come to me and […] The post Davis suspension should be a major wake up call for MLB appeared first...
Via Outside Analysis
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig forms committee on pace of game issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig expects to receive a recommendation in the next 30-60 days from a committee he formed to deal with the issue of pace of game. Baseball has come under scrutiny this year for its increasingly long games, which stem from a number of reasons but in large part the addition of expanded replay this season. Selig isn't sure what to...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig says MLB domestic violence policy has been discussed previously

  Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the league and players' union have previously discussed the idea of a blanket policy regarding domestic violence during collective bargaining, yet so far baseball has opted to handle any issue on a case-by-case basis. Selig, speaking Thursday at AT&T Park as part of his farewell tour before the Giants hosted Arizona, declined...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: Domestic violence policy has been discussed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the league and players' union have previously discussed the idea of a blanket policy regarding domestic violence during collective bargaining, yet so far baseball has opted to handle any issue on a case-by-case basis. Selig, speaking Thursday at AT&T Park as part of his farewell tour before the Giants hosted...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig Concerned About Lack of Minority Managers in MLB

With the firing of Bo Porter by the Houston Astros and the resignation of Ron Washington from the Texas Rangers last week, Lloyd McClendon of the Seattle Mariners is now the lone black manager in the MLB, and commissioner Bud Selig is concerned about it. Selig spoke to the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday voicing his issues: “Well, both teams are looking for ‘em,” the commissioner...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Commissioner Selig presents Vin Scully with Historic Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully received the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award for his record 65 years of calling Los Angeles Dodgers games on Friday. Retiring Commissioner Bud Selig gave Scully the gold trophy in a small presentation inside Dodger Stadium. Scully is only the second non-player to be recognized, joining Rachel Robinson, who was...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Post’s Mushnick Blasts Selig and Mets Ownership

In his latest article, Phil Mushnick of the New York Post lashed out at outgoing commissioner Bud Selig as well as Mets ownership for the sorry financial state of the team. Mets ownership still appears beached, trying to extricate itself from its eagerly self-imposed relationship with no-questions-allowed Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff. Whether Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz jumped in blind...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Padres pay homage to Bud Selig by creating a plaza in his name

As we all know, MLB commissioner Bud Selig will step down after this season. Even though his farewell tour hasn’t been as epic as Derek Jeter’s, some teams have shown their appreciation for Selig. None more so than the San Diego Padres. The Padres have created a plaza in honor of Selig that will be open year-round for fans to visit. On yet another sun-kissed day in paradise...
Via No Guts, No Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Appreciate The Passion

When the Padres announced that they had decided to name some part of Petco Park after Bud Selig, fans were understandable confused and upset. Bud Selig never really seemed to make San Diego much of a priority during his tenure. It was strange to hear that he was instrumental in saving baseball in San Diego, which seems to have been a state secret so closely guarded that local media...
Via Padres Public
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bud Selig Hall of Fame Plaza

This past Tuesday was like any other Tuesday for me. I woke up, ate breakfast, posted about bobbleheads, went to work, occasionally browsed Twitter and then…. Oh. My. God. RT @Padres: Just announced: Palm Court Plaza will be renamed Selig Hall of Fame Plaza pic.twitter.com/8wek11Dpzj — RJ’s Fro (@RJsFro) August 27, 2014 …that happened. It hit me like a ton of bricks. On one...
Via Padres Public
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Why do they do this to us?

It takes a lot… and I mean a whole lot to make me angry at the Padres.  I like to think of myself as the “positive guy” who looks at the Padres without skepticism, as if the glass is eternally half full. You have to hand it to “Selig Hall of Fame Plaza”, because it finally got me to dislike this front office. Are you listening, Mike Dee?  You made the positive guy negative...
Via Friarhood
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Padres Are Blowing It: The “Your Name Here” Hall of Fame Plaza

Wow!  We haven’t had a “Padres Are Blowing It” entry in a long while.  Since last March, in fact. In case you missed it, the Padres yesterday were visited by outgoing Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig.  Before the game, the Padres had a press event to announce that the Palm Court Plaza was going to be redesigned into a Padres Hall of Fame and renamed...
Via Padres Public
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred Has Some Options For Changes

Rob Manfred will take over for Bud Selig in 2015 as the new commissioner of Major League Baseball, as reported by ESPN a few weeks ago.  The amount of change that Selig enacted while in office will surely challenge Manfred to be active. It is not like Selig is leaving a perfect product on the field.  Instant Replay is a procedure that is its infancy in baseball.  The digital...
Via i70baseball
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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