BUD SELIG NEWS

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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2 days ago  |  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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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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig Hopes Jeter Will Wind Up Owning Team

Derek Jeter said owning a team would be the only challenge in baseball he’d be up for after this season and MLB commissioner Bud Selig would like to see that. “Anything I could do to help him I will do,” said Selig. Why stop with one team? Why not have Jeter run the entire MLB? He’s [&hellip No visits yet The post Selig Hopes Jeter Will Wind Up Owning Team appeared first...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers set to honor soon-to-be-retired Selig

MILWAUKEE -- With Bud Selig set to retire as commissioner of baseball in January, the Milwaukee Brewers announced what they are calling the first in a series of initiatives to honor their team founder. To honor Selig, the Brewers will retire uniform No. 1 during a ceremony at Miller Park next season. "We are proud to pay tribute to commissioner Selig with this honor for all...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers to retire No 1 in honor of Selig

MILWAUKEE (AP) Retiring Commissioner Bud Selig will have a number retired in his honor by the Milwaukee Brewers, the team he founded 44 years ago. Brewers owner Mark Attanasio made the announcement on Friday, saying the retirement of jersey No. 1 would be the first in a series of honors for Selig. A Milwaukee native, Selig bought the Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy in 1970 and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig says Alex Rodriguez will have a clean slate after serving PED suspension

Alex Rodriguez is going to have a clean slate. Rodriguez is serving the longest drug suspension in the history of baseball right now, 162 games for obtaining performance enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic and obstructing an investigation of him. He is under contract to the Yankees next season – and beyond – and is expected at spring training. And outgoing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig hopes for modest cut in game times

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hopes for incremental progress from his new committee that will try to take steps to shorten game times. ''Nothing huge, but significant,'' Selig said Tuesday, a day after announcing the new panel. ''I just think there's some things that we can do that won't disturb the game and its history and tradition...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB meets with groups on domestic violence policy

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball officials have started meeting with groups as the sport starts a process that could lead to revising its domestic violence policy. Commissioner Bud Selig didn't specify which groups when he spoke at a news conference Tuesday but did say ''we're doing a lot of work ourself now'' and ''it's a subject very much under scrutiny...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Offers Idea For Shortening Major League Baseball Games

BOSTON — Baseball games take too long. Fans know it, media members know it and now, Major League Baseball is taking steps to remedy it. MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced Monday the creation of a 10-member committee — including Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and Red Sox partner Michael Gordon — tasked with speeding up pace of play and shortening games. Several potential options hav...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig hopes Jeter will wind up owning team

NEW YORK (AP) Commissioner Bud Selig hopes Derek Jeter will join baseball's ownership ranks after retiring as a player. The New York Yankees captain says owning a team is the only job in the sport that interests him. Selig said at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday after presenting Jeter with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award that ''he'd be fabulous.'...
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6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Werner Elected To New Committee To Examine Pace Of Play In MLB

As baseball games get increasingly longer and the demographics of the audience get older, Major League Baseball is trying to address its pace-of-play problem. Bud Selig released a statement announcing the appointment of a new committee designed to examine the pace of the game. “We have the greatest game in the world, but we are always looking for ways to improve it,” Selig’s statement...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Have 2 Reps On MLB's 'Pace Of Play' Cmte.

Outgoing MLB Commissioner Bud Selig appointed a new committee to produce recommendations that will improve the pace of the game. The Red Sox will have two people on the committee: team Chairman Tom Werner and general partner Michael Gordon. As you might recall, Werner made "pace" the centerpiece of his campaign to become Commissioner. Said Selig of the committee, "...
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants CEO Larry Baer thinks advertisements on uniforms are coming soon

Longtime HBT reader Phil W. listened to Tom Tolbert and Ray Ratto’s San Francisco Giants podcast on KNBR over the weekend and heard something interesting. Giants CEO Larry Baer was asked about the possibility of Major League Baseball selling advertising space on players’ uniforms. And Baer is both all for it and thinks it’s inevitable. He noted that Bud Selig was not supportive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  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
10 days 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
10 days 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...
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11 days 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...
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12 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...
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12 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...
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13 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
13 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...
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13 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...
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13 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....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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