MLB Diversity Business Summit Day Two Recap: Jackie Robinson Day

  Jackie Robinson is the reason why myself, and so many others are able to get a foot in the proverbial door of the sports world. Robinson so transcends the world of just baseball and sports as a whole, he represents the possibility of hope through self confidence and determination. On this very special and unique Jackie Robinson Day, I had the privilege of being in the audience...
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RSL Poll: Replay or no Replay? Farrell Loses Faith

The GuruContributing Writer Not a good weekend in the Bronx for Sox skipper John Farrell as Boston dropped three of four to the Yanks, Koji and Pedroia were out and the new and improved Bud Selig memorial replay system short circuited. As a result, Farrell was back in his office by the fourth inning Sunday night.. Saturday, replay officials missed a call when Yankees infielder Dean...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Instant Replay System 3, Red Sox 2 In The Bronx

(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)The eventual winning run in last night's 3-2 loss at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street came thanks to Bud Selig's brand spanking new Instant Replay System. An inning-ending double-play resulted in a instant replay reversal and a extra run for The Bronx Embalmers. We are now interpreting things like whether the ball was far enough into...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fine for Yankees being considered in tampering case with Mike Trout

Commissioner Bud Selig is considering whether to fine the New York Yankees for tampering, the result of an investigation triggered by Yankees President Randy Levine’s comment last winter that he would offer Angels outfielder Mike Trout a 10-year contract.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox World Series ring features beards engraved on the inside

Bud Selig shared the pictures above on Twitter. Probably because his name is on the side of the ring. I mean really? Did you win the Series Bud? I particularly like the beards engraved on the inside of the ring, even though I can’t stand the Red Sox. [HT LobShots] Related Posts Florida player Trey Burton shows off Gator Bowl ring Former Florida State player’s ring error displays...
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Mayor Jean Quan Not Exactly on Speaking Terms With Big Players in Oakland Athletics Stadium Situation

Jean Quan, the mayor of Oakland, joined Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing stadium situations for the city’s three professional sports teams, and in the process, revealed some rather alarming details. In a wide-ranging interview, the Mayor dodged several questions thrown her way, and exhibited questionable baseball knowledge, at one point referring...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Gets Yet Another Award

Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday that the Reliever of the Year Award for the American League will be named after none other then Mariano Rivera. The National League’s Reliever of the Year Award will be named after Trevor Hoffman. The official name of the awards are the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever...
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Hitting For The Cycle: Jobu, Umpires, And Oakland’s Stadium Problems

Single:Indians, Not Plumbing, Stop the A’s by Paul Gutierrez (ESPN) Bud Selig, the esteemed commissioner of MLB, who has presided over an incredibly prosperous era both in labor peace and economic profitability, has two serious legacy problems: PEDs and the Oakland Athletics. One of these issues is simple – Selig turned his back when players were juicing. The other is quite complex...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Mets blank Braves, but night was all about Aaron

ATLANTA -- The night belonged to Hank Aaron. Commissioner Bud Selig was among the baseball luminaries on hand Tuesday night for the Braves celebration of the 40th anniversary of Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run, calling the Hall of Famer "ideally suited to become Babe Ruth's heir" and the "living embodiment of the American spirit." The current Braves...
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Atlanta Falcons | Three Draft Options

SportsBrothersReport appreciates Travis Jaudon for allowing us to post his work on our site.  Be sure to Follow Travis on Twitter, and check out more of his work on his blog: HERE. January 24, 2015: The day Bud Selig resigns as comish. #CountingTheDays #MLB— Travis Jaudon (@jaudonsports) April 9, 2014 The Atlanta Falcons are about a month away...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig helps Braves celebrate Aaron's anniversary

ATLANTA (AP) Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called Hank Aaron ''ideally suited to become Babe Ruth's heir'' as he participated in the Braves' celebration of the 40th anniversary of Aaron's record-breaking 715th homer.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees compress Eduardo Nunez'' season long farewell tour into one night of botched plays

Baseball history last night missed a glorious opportunity, when the Evil Empire was cuffed around by the mighty Houston Astros. If Bud Selig had scheduled the Yankees against the Camaltoe School for Blind Debutantes, they also would have lost, making an opening night to remember, instead of what we got: An opener to forget.Actually, last night had a disturbing, Cheers reunion flashback...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball acquires Japanese League, plans to relocate four teams

Bud Selig greets “Suzuki-san”Credit: Getty Images North America In a power move to truly globalize major league baseball, Bud Selig has brokered a deal that will cement his legacy forever.  Or put his feet in cement shoes on the bottom of the ocean if it doesn’t work out.  According to the Osaka Daily Press, Major League Baseball has acquired the Nippon Professional Baseball...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Last opener or not, Selig takes in Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) If Monday really was Bud Selig's last opening day as baseball commissioner, he selected quite the game to watch.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s John Skipper and Baseball Commish Bud Selig Speak About Worldwide Leader’s 25th MLB Season

ESPN enters its 25th season as the main cable rightsholder for baseball. We’ve already outlined some of the features you’ll see from all of the national TV partners including ESPN as a new eight year contract begins this season. Network President John Skipper and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig recently held a joint media conference call to discuss what viewers will see starting in...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Sunday: March 30, 2014

The opening of this baseball season is yet another legacy of Bud Selig as commissioner. Instead of an Opening Day we can all enjoy together, they come like dwarves to Bilbo's doorstep in dribs and drabs. Highly annoying.Tonight we get the Dodgers at San Diego when the Dodgers are already one of the only two teams we've seen so far since they started the season in Australia...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig claims small market MLB teams will get more opportunity

With MLB and ESPN’s eight-year, multi platform rights extension taking place this season, additional baseball coverage will be brought to the World Wide Leader. This includes a wild-card playoff game and ten more regular season games. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig says teams in smaller markets will get to show their product to the country, and the world, more often this season. “Baltimore...
Via The Sports Bank
18 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB approves Yankees request for Tanaka to pitch wearing surgical mask

New York's Masahiro Tanaka to pitch wearing surgical maskNew York, NY -- The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be allowed to pitch wearing a surgical mask as had been requested by the organization. The practice of wearing surgical masks is common in Japan, despite strong evidence indicating that they do not...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Drops the Ball with Opening Series

In case you missed it, and I’m sure most of America has, the 2014 Major League Baseball season has officially begun. What? But they’re still playing Spring Training games? What do you mean the season started? Well, Commissioner Bud Selig, in his infinite wisdom, decided it would be a great moment... Read More... The post MLB Drops the Ball with Opening Series appeared first...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig and Opening Day

Bud Selig is set to retire at some point this century and for me it can’t come any sooner. Of course, he has threated to retire before, so I’m not holding my breath. I’ve never been a big fan of the commissioner and as someone coming from a Houston address I figure most of that goes with the territory. For those that don’t hail from around these parts, Selig is public enemy...
Via The Fantasy Fix
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-thirds of Los Angeles region can’t watch Dodgers on TV

Once again, baseball fans have become pawns in the game of TV chicken between networks, program carriers, and baseball teams.  According to Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com, the brand new “Sportsnet LA” network has yet to come to agreement with anyone but Time Warner (who is the distributor and has the rights by default), meaning that only those with that cable provider were...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Announces Team-Specific Dating Sites

Lame New Tonight Show Host In LoveSurely, it's a sign of the apocalypse. Who knew that the stodgy Bud Selig would be Cupid in disguise? Major League Baseball has announced the launch of 29 team-specific Match.com dating sites—apparently the Canadian franchise is the only one opting out. This is not an Onion piece, we are serious about this—at least to the extent that you...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nice Grab! Phillies Hooters Ball Girl GIF

I hate to say it but I think the Phillies might be on to something for Major League Baseball right now. Bud Selig has been complaining for years that attendance and viewership isn’t where it’s suppose to be (not really true) and I think we have the cure. I mean look at all the other sports. Hockey even has Ice Girls now… Get in the game MLB. Thanks to BC for the GIF
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Muddies Water On Home Plate Collisions

(Al Tielemans/Sports Illustrated)Leave it to Bud Selig to screw up a simple idea. Instead of just banning home plate collisions by forcing runners to slide (as is the case in every level of baseball except the majors), MLB announced a half-baked rule to prevent the most "egregious" collisions while still allowing some. Confused yet? Let's see if Bud's  lawyers...
Via FenwayNation
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fenway Park Approaching Expiration Date

(COLEMAN BROTHERS)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Yesterday John Henry, principle owner of the Boston Red Sox spent some time with the press corps talking about all manner of topics.He mentioned the contract extension of David Ortiz.He laminated on replacing Bud Selig as the Commissioner of Baseball.He was happy to hear that Jon Lester wanted to remain with the Red Sox.But the...
Via RedSoxLife
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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