Manfred understands why Brewers, Marlins skipped minority interviews

NEW YORK -- New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he understands why the Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins did not interview any minority candidates when they hired new managers this month. Then-Commissioner Bud Selig told teams in April 1999 they had to consider minorities when hiring a manager, GM, assistant GM, director of player development or director of scouting. Milwaukee...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the “Selig Rule” retire with its namesake?

Last week, in writing about my idea for teams to stop retiring numbers, I told the story of Jim Gilliam, the only non-Hall of Famer to have his number retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of the aspects of Gilliam’s career that I mentioned was that he was a finalist for the job as Dodgers manager in 1976, a job that ultimately went to Tommy Lasorda. A reader named Jake Holman...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Best team in the AL? How about the Astros

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve has yet to commit an error this year. He’s been instrumental in leading the Astros to the top of the AL West. I’ll bet Bud Selig didn’t see this one coming. A little over two seasons after the former commissioner of baseball shifted the Houston Astros from the National to the American League, the former upstarts of the senior circuit find...
Via In The Neutral Zone
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Has A-Rod finally met the Babadook?

Let the record show that Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez outlasted Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner, Curt Schilling, Willie Mays and even Derek Jeter. He's still out there - hands down, the greatest ballplayer of his generation - bating third for all to see. And someday - maybe decades from now, after the indignation and anger has settled down - A-Rod will be defined, if not appreciated...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: The House Doesn’t Always Win

Glenn Anthony “TJ” House was not a first round draft pick. He never strutted up to a podium to shake Bud Selig’s hand, nor was he ever handed an ill-fitting Indians cap to balance on his head while flash bulbs popped around him. After his selection as the 501st overall pick in round 16 of the 2008 MLB draft, House’s jersey remained unavailable at all Indians Team Shop locations...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Rose joining Fox brings reinstatement one step closer

This weekend, Fox Sports blew the mind of baseball fans across the country when they hired banned MLB hit king Pete Rose as a studio analyst. While there was some negative feedback for Fox following the hire, many baseball fans were enthused and overjoyed about Fox bringing Rose closer to the game, regardless of how good or bad he’ll end up as an on-air analyst. But Fox...
Via Awful Announcing
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former baseball commissioner Bud Selig honored by US Army

NEW YORK (AP) Bud Selig is being given the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Army, the third highest honor the military branch can bestow upon a private citizen. The former baseball commissioner will receive the distinction on Tuesday at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. The Army is recognizing Selig for baseball's long tradition of support...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former commissioner Selig back at ballpark for opening day

MILWAUKEE (AP) After all those years as commissioner, Bud Selig was back at the ballpark on opening day. The 80-year-old Selig threw out the ceremonial first ball Monday at Miller Park before the Milwaukee Brewers hosted the Colorado Rockies. Selig headed Major League Baseball from 1998 until his retirement in January, when Rob Manfred took over. Selig is now commissioner emeritus...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Get Your A-Rod Merchandise! Get Your A-Rod Merchandise Here! Get Your A-Rod Merchandise! Get Your A-Rod Merchandise Here! Get Your A-Rod Merchandise! Get Your A-Rod Merchandise Here!

Now that Alex Rodriguez is great again, you'll want to decorate your home with a thoughtful selection of his most valuable souvenirs. Here are some of eBay's best.  ALEX RODRIGUEZ CHANGING SHIRTLESS BEEFCAKE photo BUD SELIG SIGNED "ALEX RODRIGUEZ- NY POST COVER PHOTO" 8x10 DEREK JETER blasting a homer to right field, with A-Rod and Joe Girardi in dugout QUALITY GICLEE PRINT...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

How the 2015 Yankees win the Big MLB Butter Sculpture

I'm thinking we win the 9-inning Bud Selig Wild Card, followed by a victory binge worthy of Brian Williams-level hallucinogens. But hell, once you make the post-season, anything can happen - even Kansas City! So... the question is... how do we get to Oct. 5? Here's how.1. Pineda/Tanaka = Koufax/Drysdale. Or, at least, Whitey Ford/Ralph Terry. Hey, they're both 26, prime of life...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

If the exhibition season ended today, we'd make the Bud Selig One-Game Wild Card

Read it and weep, Redsock Nation. You'd be done, thinking about Moncada next spring. We'd head to Oakland, with Tanaka pitching the Big Game.
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Sports Journalists Too Cozy with the Teams They Cover?

The JSonline chats with Brewers beat writers Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak are usually good reads.  There’s still a fair amount of frivolous babble that would be more appropriate for sports talk radio callers, but there are always a couple of decent questions mixed in.  Case in point – the chat with Rosiak earlier this week included a question that touches on the inherent...
Via Brewers Bar
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Alex Rodriguez Worth the Yankees’ Trouble?

According to reports February 7, 2014, Alex Rodriguez has dropped his law suit against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig and the players’ association to overturn his season long suspension. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) After issuing a written apology to the Yankee faithful last week that pertained to his suspension, Alex Rodriguez has left a lot of questions...
Via The Sports Journal
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Brewers are giving away a Bud Selig bobblehead

I know Bud Selig is the man that brought the Brewers to Milwaukee, but I think the level of honor the Brewers are giving him after his retirement as MLB Commissioner is a little bit ridiculous. On May 31st, they’re giving away this 1970s era Selig bobblehead. Here's a sneak peek at the 1970s Selig Bobblehead. Tix go on sale this weekend: http://t.co/51m3K5srBQ pic.twitter.com...
Via The Outside Corner
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Brewers are giving away a Bud Selig bobblehead

I know Bud Selig is the man that brought the Brewers to Milwaukee, but I think the level of honor the Brewers are giving him after his retirement as MLB Commissioner is a little bit ridiculous. On May 31st, they’re giving away this 1970s era Selig bobblehead. Here's a sneak peek at the 1970s Selig Bobblehead. Tix go on sale this weekend: http://t.co/51m3K5srBQ pic.twitter.com...
Via Bloguin Best
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Thinking About ... Shrinking the Strike Zone?

I know there's this new feeling that with Bud Selig gone, baseball will be heading into an exciting new era.  I'm on that bandwagon.  I think some of those traditions Selig was still holding on to could use a jolt (that being said, Selig did have a lot of tradition-breakers come through his tenure).One of the things I really don't agree with is shrinking the strike zone.  What...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Coming Soon to a Minor League Ballpark Near You: Pitch Clocks

The minor leagues will once again be a testing ground for a potential future Major League change, as Major League Baseball has decided to use pitch clocks in all Triple-A and Double-A parks during the upcoming season. The decision, made by Commissioner Bud Selig before the office was turned over to Rob Manfred, came after a successful trial run for pitch clocks and other pace-of...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint: New Commissioner Edition

By Glen McKee and Somebody Else So, the witch is dead Bud Selig is finally done as commissioner of MLB, having made enough money to make Dick Cheney jealous during his run and doing the same for the team owners.  There’s a new guy as commissioner, and we can’t yet remember his name but we assume this is him: What we do know about New Commish is that he’s already putting...
Via Angelswin
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Everything is quiet on the Moncata trail... too quiet.

Odds are Cuban wonder boy Yoan Moncata will soon be passport-stamped for MLB legitimacy, spawning the hottest insider bidding war since Charles and David Koch bought South Dakota. For Yankee fans, this will be the ultimate test of Hal Steinbrenner's true genetic lineage: Is he the son of George... or Bud Selig? Moncata is a 19-year-old SS likely destined for Triple A. They...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Recapping Cardinals Awards from Writers’ Dinner

The annual St. Louis Baseball Writers’ Association Dinner was held last Sunday evening. Among the honorees were the 1985 St. Louis Cardinals and retiring MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. As a part of the event, a number of awards were given out to Cardinals players for their 2014 accomplishments plus one special honoree. They include: Adam Wainwright received the St. Louis Baseball...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Interview: Selig says MLB could expand internationally

NEW YORK (AP) On his final day as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig predicts a future that could include expansion to other countries. In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Selig says he leaves with no regrets after nearly 22 1/2 years in charge of the sport. Selig says ''my dream is for this sport to really have an international flavor. Does it need teams in other...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Selig Timeline

Timeline of Bud Selig's tenure in charge of Major League Baseball: Sept. 9, 1992 - Selig is appointed to the newly created role of chairman of the executive council, two days after Commissioner Fay Vincent resigned following a no-confidence vote. Feb. 3, 1993 - Selig suspends Cincinnati owner Marge Schott for one year starting March 1 for using ''racially and ethnically insensitive...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Selig’s Last Day as MLB Commissioner, Game in Better Shape Now

Today is the last day in the reign of the Commissioner of Baseball.  Like all leaders there are those that love him and those that hate him.  Believe me in the beginning of his tenure the easiest day in sports talk radio was to open the mike and say Bud Selig’s name then sit back and take hour after hour of calls from angry baseball fans screaming their hatred of the man who...
Via Baseball News Source
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Selig leaving Rob Manfred with manageable to-do list

Imagine the inauguration of a new president, with the United States enjoying a wildly prosperous economy, record-low unemployment and no foreign conflicts — circumstances attributed to an outgoing leader almost universally described as the best ever to do the job. In the context of our national pastime, so begins Rob Manfred’s tenure this weekend as the 10th Major League Baseball...
Via Fox Sports
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre (photo)

A portrait of outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig now hangs in the lobby of the San Diego Padres’ offices at Petco Park. And to be kind, the portrait of Selig is, well, kinda creepy. The Padres last year renamed a plaza outside Petco Park “Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.” The suspicion then was that it...Read More The post Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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