The Nationals and Orioles start a legal war over TV deal

Photo: www.gogobot.com It seems like the Battle of the Beltway has heated into a legal battle of the field. The argument is over the TV settlement agreement the two teams made. The settlement agreement grants MASN television to broadcast Nationals games. The first TV agreement, which lasted from 2005 to 2011, gave the Orioles a majority of the profit. In 2012, the settlement agreement...
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The strange Wild Card races

I’m not entirely sure if Major League baseball, or more specifically Bud Selig had planned on this occurring when he created the second Wild Card, or even the first for that matter.  Winning the division is key.  It’s never been more important during divisional play than when the second Wild Card was created.  But in 2014, the wild game game looks more like it could become...
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The strange Wild Card races

I’m not entirely sure if Major League baseball, or more specifically Bud Selig had planned on this occurring when he created the second Wild Card, or even the first for that matter.  Winning the division is key.  It’s never been more important during divisional play than when the second Wild Card was created.  But in 2014, the wild game game looks more like it could become...
Via The Outside Corner
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Multi-Million Dollar Formula One Bribery Trial is Something You’d See in a Movie

For Americans, can one imagine Roger Goodell, Dana White or Bud Selig navigating a multi-millon dollar bribery trial? Formula One Management and Formula One Administration CEO Bernie Ecclestone finds himself in exactly that situation, with the 83-year-old sheepishly offering millions for the case to simply go away. The extremely controversial British magnate has offered €20 million...
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Until the Standings Say They're Done

When Bud Selig added the second Wild Card spot to the MLB postseason in 2012, he probably should've seen this coming.  Maybe he did and he just didn't care because of the Nielsen upswing, but significant long-term cons have chaperoned the fatuous, hope-clouded pros in the first few years of Expanded October. Sure, more teams get in and more teams have a shot, but that...
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A-Rod turns 39 today, continues to stay quiet

Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images The lightning rod of attention, Alex Rodriguez celebrates his 39 birthday today quietly and without much fanfare. Since his highly criticized fight with MLB and Bud Selig over the Biogenesis scandal, A-Rod has done a good job of lying low and staying out of the media this year. In taking the proper steps to return to the Yankees next year, Rodriguez...
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Jake Peavy traded to the Giants

ESPNThe Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade veteran pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of pitching prospects, a source confirmed to ESPN.Boston received prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree in the trade, which is pending approval from baseball commissioner Bud Selig, according to the source.Solid haul for the Red Sox as Escobar was a strong prospect in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Second Wild Card Trap

As we head into play on Wednesday, 12 of the 15 teams in the American League are within six games of a playoff spot. This is great news if you were a member of Bud Selig’s Blue Ribbon Committee, tasked with bringing parity — competitive balance is the preferred MLB jargon, I believe — to […]
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MLB News: Rob Manfred "has backing" of 20 owners to be next Commish

While Bud Selig may strongly prefer Steve Greenburg (son of HoF'er Hank Greenburg) to be the next Commissioner of Major League Baseball, it appears that Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred is in line to get the job instead. Per WSJ's Brian Costa,Sources: Rob Manfred, Tim Brosnan and Bob Bowman have all formally interviewed for the MLB commissioner’s job. Manfred heavily...
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The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob Manfred, MLB's chief operating officer and longtime labor chief, who has Selig...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this man likely to become the next MLB commissioner?

Major League Baseball could name commissioner Bud Selig’s successor very soon. MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred seemed to be Selig’s handpicked choice for a while, but some owners were wary of Selig having total control over the selection process. Sources say that others have now interviewed for the position — which will be open when Selig retires in January — but...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Candidate for MLB Commissioner says no thanks

As the final days in the Bud Selig administration slowly pass into history, Major League Baseball is still looking for someone to take over as commissioner next January. One of the top choices of Selig and the owners is Steve Greenberg. The trouble is, he does not want the job and has turned it down not once, but twice. Bud Selig has offered his job to Steve Greenberg, just to have...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Bud Selig and MLB: It’s Time for Pete Rose

Dear Mr. Selig, It’s time. It’s time to put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame. It’s time for the All-Time hits leader to be recognized as such in a museum devoted to recording the best baseball has to offer. What do I say to my son when we go to the Hall of Fame and he asks me “Daddy, who’s the All-Time hits leader and why don’t I see his plaque?” Pete Rose bet on baseball...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre open to being next Commish, not 'lobbying for it'

Nobody has asked Joe Torre to replace Bud Selig yet, but he’s willing to if they do. And while Torre said he’s open to taking the MLB Commissioner role that will be available when Selig retires in January, he’s not campaigning for it either. “If the owners feel I can help baseball, I’m willing to do whatever they want me to do,” Torre told the New York Daily News at the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig and Wainwright made All-Star caliber mistakes

Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright both made All-Star caliber mistakes this week. Selig committed an act of omission while Wainwright broke one of the many unwritten rules that baseball has more of than it has ever needed. Bud Selig and Major League Baseball never planned to acknowledge the death of Hall of Famers...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig: Montreal An ‘Excellent Candidate’ For Future MLB Team

Montreal Expos fans may no longer have to wonder what could have been. The failed expansion team saw its best shot at becoming a World Series-winning franchise get cut short with the MLB player’s strike of 1994, and things went downhill from there. They couldn’t get a new stadium, they couldn’t win and they eventually became the Washington Nationals in 2005. Many Montrealers...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: Pete Rose might have role in 2015 All-Star Game

With the book closed on the 2014 All-Star Game, folks in Cincinnati are already gearing up for the next one in 2015, which will be played inside the cozy corridors of Great American Ball Park.Of course, what would a Cincinnati Midsummer Classic be without the presence of baseball's all-time hit king and hometown hero, Pete Rose? Considering Rose's lifetime ban from baseball...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: MLB didn't know A-Rod had PED exemption

Commissioner Bud Selig maintains that Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport's drug administrator to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007. Rodriguez received a therapeutic use exemption for the otherwise-banned substance clomid, according to the book "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: Rays can succeed in Tampa market with new stadium

Outgoing baseball commissioner Bud Selig said the Tampa Bay area has the demographics to succeed as a major-league market but reiterated the Rays’ need for a new ballpark. However, after years of vocal disappointment from his office over low attendance and the need to replace Tropicana Field, Selig remarked Tuesday that he was leaving the stadium situation in the hands of Rays...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cake Boss Makes Bud Selig An All-Star cake

You CAN have your cake and eat it too!
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball. The career hits leader generally is not allowed in any areas of major league ballparks not open to fans. But the former Reds star was allowed to participate in baseball's All-Century team ceremony at Atlanta's Turner Field during the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use

As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But it remains to be seen if they can find the necessary common ground to make that goal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Appoints Billy Bean as Inclusion Consultant

Commissioner Bud Selig announced Tuesday morning that former Padres outfielder Billy Bean (no relation to Oakland Athletics’ GM Billy Beane) has been appointed to be a leading consultant on “inclusion” in Major League Baseball. Beans official title is the “Ambassador for Inclusion in Major League Baseball.” What this means is that Bean will be advising Commissioner Selig...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins go from near contraction to All-Star host

Harry Crump may no longer be a full-time judge, but he'll forever be a folk hero in these parts, helping save the Minnesota Twins with a historic decision. Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter is no longer a Twin, but easily recalls his resentment toward Major League Baseball 13 years ago - and also the overwhelming joy when a stay of execution enabled the 2002 team to craft...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies finish sweep of Brewers with crazy win

The Phillies are still buried in last place in the National League East and they need a high-powered telescope to see the top of the division. So, nobody of sane mind, or at least nobody who has seen this team play for the past year, will be fooled into thinking that a four-game sweep of the reeling Milwaukee Brewers is about to vault the Phils back into contention. Frankly, it...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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