MLB: A Virtual (Fake) Tour Of The “Selig Experience”

Iconic pose.   The Milwaukee Brewers announced that they will be adding something called the “Selig Experience” to Miller Park.  It will be a museum dedicated to recently retired baseball commissioner Bud Selig.  It sounds like the worst thing anyone could ever possibly imagine.  So before it opens and gets covered in eggs and graffiti lets take a virtual (Fake) look at...
Via Total Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers to honor Selig with interactive exhibit

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers will honor outgoing baseball Commissioner Bud Selig with an interactive exhibit at Miller Park. The ''Selig Experience'' in the left-field corner of the loge level is to include include a 3-D multimedia presentation and a replica of Selig's paper-cluttered County Stadium office. The 80-year-old Selig helped bring Major League Baseball back to...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers reveal plans to construct the 'Selig Experience'

When the Milwaukee Brewers announced plans to retire the No. 1 for former team owner and retiring Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, the club hinted there was more to come. The Brewers revealed plans Monday to construct the "Selig Experience," a state-of-the-art attraction which will include a multimedia presentation telling the story of Selig's role in bringing Major...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hispanic, female MLB official files discrimination suit against league

  The highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters said in a lawsuit on Thursday she has faced discrimination there for two decades. Sylvia Lind's lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified damages for what she describes as a failure by the league to consider, interview, appoint and promote qualified Hispanic women...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawsuit alleges discrimination at MLB headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) A New York lawsuit says the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters has faced discrimination over two decades. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Thursday by Sylvia Lind. It seeks unspecified damages. Lind names as defendants the league, Commissioner Bud Selig (SEE'-lig) and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Next MLB commissioner Manfred given five-year term

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rob Manfred has been given a five-year term as baseball commissioner when he succeeds Bud Selig in two months. Baseball owners voted the term Thursday at their first meeting since electing Manfred over Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner on Aug. 14. Manfred, who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, will take over from the 80-year-old Selig on Jan. 25...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Outgoing commish Bud Selig: Royals' playoff run a 'source of great pride'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Outgoing baseball commissioner Bud Selig, a huge advocate for small markets throughout his tenure, was especially proud of how the Royals made their way all the way to Game 7 of the World Series. In fact, the Royals' rise from the ashes will be considered part of Selig's legacy as commissioner -- he championed the cause of revenue sharing and competitive balance...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Must See TV: Bud Bewildered By Wilde Moment

You know that nauseating feeling you get whenever commissioner Bud Selig appears on your TV and his lips start moving? Watching Selig’s reaction during the World Series MVP presentation to Madison Bumgarner last night, was priceless. In some small measure it felt like fate was exacting some revenge on my behalf. In what may have been one of the most awkward World Series moments...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Moment When MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Remembers He's On National Television

You would think that with the end of Game 7 of the World Series drawing near that the commissioner of Major League Baseball would either check the mirror himself or at the least have someone bring one to him.But clearly he did not. Read more »
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Selig's imprint as commissioner seen in Game 7 of World Series

  For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title. Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night featured a pair of wild-card teams that had already played during the regular season. In a finale hosted by the club whose league won the All-Star game. With managers...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter to Serve as Honorary DH for Game 7 of Royals-Giants World Series

MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced this morning that now-retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will serve as the designated hitter for both the Royals and Giants in Game 7 of the World Series.  “It’s a fitting end to Derek’s final season to have him involved in the final game of the season,” Selig said in a statement. “Both teams pushed this to a Game 7, no doubt wanting...
Via Sports Pickle
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five ways 2014 World Series reflects Bud Selig’s tenure

The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will face off in the 110th Fall Classic on Tuesday, with two rabid fan bases and a seemingly evenly matched tale of the tape.  Major League baseball commissioner Bud Selig will step down this offseason, yielding the reigns to the 10th Commissioner Robert Manfred for the 2015 season and beyond.  Selig’s tenure will be remembered...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The world breathlessly awaits announcement of the Yankees new hitting coach

During the golden semen avalanche of Bud Selig's epoch as MLB's Owner of All Owners Who Own, there used to be a rule against teams issuing big press releases during the World Series, especially if Kansas City happened to be in it. Bud wanted the whole world watching the games, so the sore loser owners - i.e., George - were expected to squelch competing news bulletins about...
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A brutal takedown of the sports cliche 'You couldn't write a script like this'

You couldn't write a better indictment of the tired sports commentator cliche, "You couldn't write a script like this..." Thank you, Joey on the Internet, and check out Viz's "Letterbocks" for more great letters of this kind. For a recent example of the tired "script" phrase, let's cut to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's remarks on Derek Jeter's final Yankee stadium at-bat, a 9th inning...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bud Selig's Final Post-Season Is Thrill-A-Minute

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig may be delivering a better "farewell tour" than Derek Jeter. With all the criticism heaped on him for the current playoff format (including a lot from this site), the 2014 post-season is shaping up as one of the most exciting in years. So far eleven games have been decided by one-run—including two walk-offs. The post-season record for one-run games is...
Via FenwayNation
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs, Selig break ground on Wrigley Field renovation project

  The Chicago Cubs have officially launched their Wrigley Field renovation project with a groundbreaking ceremony that included Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. From a podium in the infield, Selig recalled his first visit to the century-old ballpark, in May 1944, just shy of his 10th birthday. He said Wrigley Field took hold of a special place in his heart "right then...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs, Selig break ground on Wrigley Field project

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have officially launched their Wrigley Field renovation project with a groundbreaking ceremony that included Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. From a podium in the infield, Selig recalled his first visit to the century-old ballpark, in May 1944, just shy of his 10th birthday. He said Wrigley Field took hold of a special place in his heart...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Friday: October 10, 2014

Good job, Bud Selig and you all-powerful television entities, baseball is finally back after four days. Such a hiatus should help ratings giving casual fans just about anything else to wrap their minds around with the attention spans of a four-month-old puppy. You see, if Major League Baseball wasn't a slave to the television contracts, the Championship Series could have been started...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Slogans for the 2014 MLB Playoffs

- – – – - Don’t miss Bud Selig’s last awkward World Series trophy presentation - – – – - Nothing says October like playoff baseball*! *outside of pumpkin-spiced things - – – – - See all the latest achievements in experimental men’s facial hair - – – – - Ba2eball Playoff2 - – – – - It’s Buntbelievable! - – – – - Put your...
Via Sports Pickle
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Will Test Pace-Of-Game Changes In Arizona Fall League

NEW YORK — Teams will be limited to three trips to the mound by managers, coaches and catchers during a game, except for pitching changes, under experimental speedup rules to be used during the Arizona Fall League. The pace of game committee established last month by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced a series of initiatives Wednesday that will be tried in the AFL, which...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

One Game Does Not a Season Make, Unless You're Oakland

As Bud Selig retires, his legacy lives on. Chiefly among those things for which he will be remembered: wild cards. The first were added in the 1990s to give one more shot to a team that played in a strong division and lost the division title due to bad luck—respective to the other divisions—rather than not winning enough games. For the A’s and Royals, this wild card was a...
Via The Sports Post
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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September 27, 2014  |  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...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox honor Selig before Yankees game

BOSTON (AP) It's not just Derek Jeter bringing his farewell tour to Fenway Park this weekend. Commissioner Bud Selig is being honored by the Boston Red Sox for a half-century in baseball. The former Milwaukee Brewers owner is touring ballparks this season before he steps down after 22 years as commissioner. He spent 55 minutes talking to members of the Red Sox front office and staff...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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