Trout and Stanton win Hank Aaron Award

Angels’ Mike Trout and Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, were named the 2014 winners of the Hank Aaron Award. The award is given annually to the most outstanding offensive player in each league. Commissioner Bud Selig, who is stepping down in January, made the presentation today before Game 4 of the World Series at AT&T Park. Trout, 23, led the AL in runs scored (115...
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Phil Mushnick rips FOX Sports, Jimmy Johnson over NCAA academic fraud

Dexter Manley, star defensive end at Oklahoma State from 1978-81, matriculated to his senior year although he was revealed to be a functional illiterate. Consider the number of administrators, teachers and coaches — state employees — who indulged such fraud.In view of the North Carolina disgrace, Fox Sports might want to discuss such matters on-air with its own Jimmy Johnson...
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Dear Mr. Commissioner, the World Series ratings are tanking, so why not do the right thing...

Hold World Series games in the afternoons, as God intended.The Gray Lady today reports a grim set of numbers and asks the philosophical question: If a World Series falls in the forest, Kansas City, does anybody hear it?On Tuesday night, the first game of the 2014 World Series drew just 12.2 million viewers to Fox, making it the lowest-rated Game 1 on record. Game 2 on Wednesday...
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Baseball losing another icon with John Lowe's retirement

And here we thought Bud Selig, Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko were the only baseball legends retiring after this year. Just prior to Game 1 of the World Series, we learned of another: John Lowe, iconic baseball writer at the Detroit Free Press for the past 29 seasons. For the men and women who cover this sport, John is as respected as Selig, Jeter and Konerko among their peers. Selig...
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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...
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Pebble Hunting: The Best Teams Should Make The World Series; A Defense of Bud Selig by Sam Miller

The commissioner`s lasting legacy isn`t randomness and meaningless. It`s a more fair world.
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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...
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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...
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Money Alone Won’t Buy Us Wins…

Money can buy you a lot of stuff but they say money can’t buy the really important things like love and happiness. Still it’s nice to think about what you might do if you had unlimited cash reserves. I would get my dog his own live-in dog groomer for instance … tired of him stinking up my furniture … in fact I’m tired of him even looking at my furniture. It’s just as...
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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...
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Cubs hold official groundbreaking for Wrigley Field renovation project

The Cubs held an official groundbreaking today for renovations at Wrigley Field. It’s being called the “1060 Project” in reference to the stadium’s address at 1060 West Addison Street. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and MLB commissioner Bud Selig were both on-hand for the festivities. The Cubs hope to have the $575 million Wrigleyville renovation completed by Opening Day in...
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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...
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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...
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Dear New Jersey police: Here are your Top 10 suspects who would steal Yogi Berra's world series ring

1. Vladimir Putin - to match Super Bowl ring he took from Robert Kraft.2. ISIS - to maintain standards of pure evil.3. North Korea dictator Li'l Kim - except he's dead.4. Carl Yastremski - because he still has no ring.5. Dick Cheney - to pay off Satan and live forever.6. Bud Selig - final, convoluted poke at A-Rod.8. Ben Affleck - out of sheer hatred for Yankees.9. George...
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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...
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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 kids to bed...
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Staggering Ratings for Royals-A’s Playoff Game

If you weren’t caught up in the drama that the American League Wild Card brought to the television from Kansas City on Tuesday, you’re probably not human. It was an amazing extra-innings affair between two teams battling for their playoff lives. In the end the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics in one of the greatest playoff games we have seen in years. And in...
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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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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 hard...
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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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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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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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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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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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