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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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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11 hours 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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14 hours 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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4 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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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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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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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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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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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
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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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

ASG Thoughts: Jeter, Meatballs And Cover-Ups

Koji Fans A Batter In ASGGrudgingly, I have to admit that this year's All-Star Game was watchable and interesting—aside from the over-the-top JeterWorship. Of course, as his last act, Bud Selig should link World Series home-field advantage to overall interleague record  bewteen AL and NL teams—and turn The Midsummer Classic back into the exhibition we all want it to be....
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PETE still sees world through ROSE colored glasses

The tragic life of Peter Edward Rose continues to unfold in front of baseball fans both young and old. The sport’s All-Time Hits Leader is still looking for a way to return to the game where he made, and then tarnished his name. One of his patented methods, convince Major League Baseball that his sin was not a bad as those players who used performance-enhancing drugs. The annual...
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7 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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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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7 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
7 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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

RCL Update, Week 16: All the All-Duds

All-Duds... sounds like a candy. But, if we are taking it literally, it would be candy flavored as poop. Or, actually, now that I think of it, it would be flavored as duds. Which might taste like poop, but I've tasted neither, so I cannot deny, nor confirm the flavor. So yeah, that's right, we're here at the All-Star break, an event which has actual real-world MLB...
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7 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...
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8 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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weirdest First Pitch in Baseball History?!

Can you imagine Bud Selig and the MLB if this happened in America… Check out this first pitch for the Lamigo Monkey’s who are a professional baseball team in the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan. This team rosters two American’s – SP Mike Loree, a former Giants 2007 Draft Pick, and Rommie Lewis. Lewis, a former 113th […]
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Could The Athletics Finally Move...???

((HT: KPIX-TV))When MLB Commissioner Bud Selig jumps in and actually tells the Oakland Athletics that they can get up and move if there's no new deal put together with the Oakland Coliseum board- that's huge news...And, of course, it's put in the headlines at the same time as the A's made a great deal for starting pitching and are off to one of the best starts in...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Unlikely Choices to Replace Bud Selig as MLB Commissioner

The MLB Commissioner position has been given a lot of tough criticism in times past and present, but as much as some people believe Bud Selig may not be  the best guy for the job, I can give you a list of guys who would do it worse. Not only worse, but the thought of these guys as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball is just downright laughable. Alex Rodriguez courtesy of...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Finalize 10-Year Lease Extension After Bud Selig Gives Team Permission To Move

The Athletics and the city of Oakland were finally able to strike a deal regarding their lease, thanks to some intervening by commissioner Bud Selig. The two sides have been at odds over the extension of their lease agreement, but they agreed to a last-minute deal early Thursday morning — a 10-year extension to play at O.co Coliseum through the 2024 season — after Selig granted...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Putting on All-Star Game years in making for Twins, Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS -- Long before the 2014 season began, many preparations had been made for this year's All-Star Game, which will be held later this month at Target Field. In fact, well before the downtown Minneapolis ballpark was opened in 2010, the Minnesota Twins were already looking ahead to hosting the midsummer classic. So while there will be plenty of finishing touches to be...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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