Bud Selig Receives Extension

THURSDAY: MLB has announced the extension through 2014, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets.

WEDNESDAY: Selig's extension has been approved and will be announced tomorrow, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

TUESDAY: Commissioner Bud Selig will be extended for at least two years this week at the owners' meetings, reports ESPN's Buster Olney.  Selig became MLB's acting commissioner in 1992, and the title became official in 1998.  He currently earns more than $22MM per year.

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  1. rainyperez 4 years ago

  2. Snoochies8 4 years ago


    • Monty Burns 4 years ago

      Rich owners love him especially corporate owners who can milk their teams dry.  NY, Boston, LA teams thrive under Selig and or get 100 2nd chances as the case may be.   Everyone else is on their own.

      Selig caved to the owners and let the Braves get dumped on Liberty Media as a tax dodge.  Now they are stuck as tertiary asset land on Liberty’s balance sheet.  Ugh

      • johnsilver 4 years ago

        Since when is Selig friendly to large market teams?

        That is the biggest pile of manure spread here in years. Selig needs to take the way of his senate look a like Harry Reid (and act alike) and get booted from office. Neither is worth a wooden nickel.

        • SwingtimeInTheRockies 4 years ago

           Er, Harry Reid is still in office because the people of Nevada elected to keep him there.  You may not like that whole democracy thing but it is what it is.  As for Bud, I was hoping for some change I could believe in.

          • johnsilver 4 years ago

            Without going into politics a lot here.. Exactly what was the $$$ difference spent between Harry and Angle?

            I don’t think Selig had the backing of large market teams was the gist of my post here. Selig has gone with smaller market his entire tenure and done little to nothing to support the larger market teams, or hurt the game in it’s entirety.

            What the game needs is a Bowie Kuhn type iron man and not spineless wimps, which Reid/Selig both fit the bill.

          • kevmill21 4 years ago

            isn’t the newest cba a massive gut punch to small market teams, or did i skip a section?

          • johnsilver 4 years ago

            I think many here simply do not recall (or were never around) when baseball had no welfare for teams and now expect teams to get handouts like currently exist..

            Luxury taxes, teams like the Marlins, who i am even a fan of to even exist even though they draw fewer than 5k fans sometimes, the Athletics, Royals with abysmal support on both in the seats and TV deals..

            Baseball needs attrition to fix itself, not handouts and forcing this new CBA by capping draft picks as one thing does nothing.

            Now.. One of you rocket scientists tell me how teams like the Pirates who are trying to actually fix another abysmal team with no local and media support via the draft and now unable to spend 12-15m on the draft are supposed to go about using that talented team of scouting they had put into place, because tightwads like Houston (example) have been far to cheap to either put a winning team, or even pay any talent evaluators and were demanding a draft cap?

            Tampa, Pittsburgh types are the major teams to be hurt in this new CBA, they cannot afford to sign the FA, whom large market teams can still sign..

            Some people here just flabbergast me with what they do not know and understand, yet continue to fall for the same old rubbish time after time.. it is utterly beyond belief..

          • kevmill21 4 years ago

             i could read 4 of those sentences, tops, but you said he doesn’t favor large market teams.

             if the new cba Hurt small market teams, which we seem to agree that it does….who does it favor? L…. M….. T….

          • johnsilver 4 years ago

            That is it!!!

            NOBODY is really getting anything from it.

            Just how are the large market teams getting help??

            Boston/NYY cannot spend on the draft either and tell me.. You REALLY think the MLBPA is going to let the spineless lizard Selig put in place a REAL salary cap?

            That is why he went for the only thing he did and in that way killed the small teams.. A draft cap.

            The man is a certifiable dolt.

          • bglaszcz 4 years ago

            Draft cap helps small market teams because some players don’t become “undraftable” because of their expensive contract they’re looking for. Good scouts will always rule, as baseball talent is very hit or miss. The better you do your job, the better you’re going to get paid.

          • zcoughlin2 4 years ago

            Yes and no. Small market teams like the Royals use the uncapped draft to their advantage by overpaying for kids who might otherwise go to college. The last few years the Royals have used that strategy to develop the best farm system in baseball.

            While it can be said that “forcing” players to accept a designated amount will allow the small market teams to get anyone, the best players will simply skip accepting a slotted amount to be picked by a poor team like the Royals as the 5th pick, go to college, and hope to be selected 1st in three years.

  3. hoagiebuchanan 4 years ago

    Thought he was retiring?

    • Snoochies8 4 years ago

      he lead us on to believe that….what a dream killer

  4. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago


  5. NYYANKEES 4 years ago


  6. YaGottaBelieve11 4 years ago

    Wilpon’s set to receive more bailouts and continue their stranglehold on the Mets organization.

    • HobokenMetsFan 4 years ago

      I was really hoping for him to go for this reason too. Please please please retire Selig and get the Wilpons the hell out of Queens….

  7. MaineSox 4 years ago

    Son of a @#$%!

  8. Kendrick Melo 4 years ago

    fred wilpon is smiling …

    • Infield Fly 4 years ago

      But is his bankruptcy firm? You know, the one he just hired to “report on financial information”…

      Nothing pleases Freddie more than having a favoritist Commish in his [empty] pocket!

  9. Chris_RG 4 years ago

    Just when we thought we were finally rid of Bud….

  10. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Trust me, you don’t want to bring politics into this one.

  11. Koby2 4 years ago

    Wasn’t he supposed to be retiring at some point in the next year or two? That’s why he pushed so hard for the extra wild card so quickly I thought.

  12. Dan Mazzaro 4 years ago

    I think they’re doing a sign-and-trade with Nippon Baseball League

  13. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    Bud will usually do the right thing, eventually. It just seems to take him a long time to figure out what the right thing is.

    • Like dictating World Series home field advantage from the outcome of the All Star game?  That was a brilliant idea (not).  How about the team with the best record actually earning home field advantage Bud????

      • start_wearing_purple
        start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        Which happened because of the fallout when he called the all star game a tie.

        • It was an all star game, it doesn’t count for anything (now it does I guess), it’s for the fans.  He made a mountain out of a mole hill…

          • vonhayesdays 4 years ago

            i agree you cant have a popularity contest determine who has home field advantage ,   boo on you bud 

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      The really sad thing is the major things he can claim credit for have happened mostly because of something he did wrong:
      1) The long running labor peace. Selig oversaw the 1994 labor negotiations that forced the courts to side with the players.
      2) Cleaning up the drug issue. Selig continued the policy of turning a blind eye to that in the 90s.

      • twentyfivemanroster 4 years ago

        I’m not a Selig apologist, in fact I can’t stand the guy, but please don’t just say Selig did wrong on the whole drug issue.  It was the players(who should get the brunt of the blame) that continued to use; and apparently, some still do. Also, the owners themselves have much to do with turning a blind eye.

        • BlueSkyLA
          BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

          The commissioner works for the owners. Selig has hardly ever been Captain Courageous on this or any other issue facing the sport.

        • Marc_from_Brooklyn 4 years ago

          I think the argument for blaming Bud is that, as commissioner, he is the embodiment of “ownership,” or at least the interests of a majority of owners, rather than acting as a independent commissioner. Therefore, as representative or surrogate of the owners, he turned a blind eye and should shoulder a share of the blame.

          • BK 4 years ago

            Yea say what you want but baseball revenues have absolutely exploded under Selig.  

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        That’s what I meant. Add to that list allowing the ownership situation with the Dodgers fester. I’m sure we could add many more. All of these things could have been addressed by the commissioner proactively but that has never been Selig’s style. But it’s also probably why Selig has been the commissioner for so long — he never pisses off the owners any more than is absolutely necessary to avert complete catastrophe.

      • tyconderoguer 4 years ago

        He is so afraid of the player’s union that they keep what they want.  Do piss the union off or they might take their ball and go home.  All the big franchise are happy that he is staying and he could care less about the small market teams.  Pitts was a great baseball city until they couldn’t keep up with the spending of the big market.  I know I don’t want to waste my time spend a fortune to support my teams when they can compete for players like the big markets.

    • Infield Fly 4 years ago

      From what I see Bud Selig only does “the right thing” after he exhausts every other alternative.

      Bud’s primary objective is to do what makes Bud [and his stuffed-shirt cronies] happy.

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        Bud is employed by his stuffed-shirt cronies. I don’t defend Selig but I understand that much at least. I blame him for failures of leadership at a time when baseball needed it the most. I hope the next commissioner isn’t so worried about keeping his job.

    • icedrake523 4 years ago

      Probably because he does the wrong thing first.

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        Mostly no-thing first. Inaction is Selig’s hallmark.

  14. theroundsquare 4 years ago

    At least I won’t have to read any more columns from the Detroit writers about how Dombrowski is going to succeed Selig . . . 

  15. corey23 4 years ago

    later territorial rights

  16. ebraves 4 years ago

    “We want a commissioner, not a belly itcher…”

  17. FS54 4 years ago

    uh oh.

  18. CyYoungSuppan 4 years ago

    Completely irrelevant and useless post. 

  19. danistheguy 4 years ago


  20. baseball1010 4 years ago

    This is the same Bud who was found colluding against the players. (1994) The same Bud who again in 1994 with held 7.8 million payment due the players benefit and trust plan, hence the strike. Fay Vincent described Selig’s collusion as theft by Selig and Reinsdorf. He accused them of rigging free agent signings. He was the commissioner during the steroid era and loved the spike in attendance. Ownership wants him back? Wow!

    • Red_Line_9 4 years ago

      Of course they do.  He’s one of them for all intents an purposes.  The owners are one of the few groups that have actually benefited from his tenure. 

      I just shudder to think of what will be left of our game, though, when the era he has precided over echoes back at us.  He claims that baseball is more popular than ever by counting revenue.  If baseball is so popular…then why does it seem to be SO unpopular.  Why do we have to sell our children amusement parks at the baseball stadiums?  Why are we forcing so many of our fans in front of the television because the cost of attending a game is so cost prohibitive?  People are missing a GREAT LIVE GAME!  You can’t see the outfield shift when the camera is locked on the pitcher from the CF camera…and you can’t smell the grass….or feel the heat from the sun as it breaks from the clouds during a day game.

      Some day these loans to integrity are going to come calling…and we’ll be left with a lot of nothing.

  21. I’m going to say this is terms of the city that I a proud fan of: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Bob9988 4 years ago

    Its funny how absolutely no one is in support of this guy.

  23. cyberboo 4 years ago

    So, of course you realize that Bud Selig is retiring in December, 2012.  It is a sure thing, because the Mayan calender says so.  It is the end of baseball as everyone knows it.  Wait, just like politicians saying one thing and expecting the voting electorate to believe it, truth always has a way of being exposed and now the owners want to extend his rule a further two years.  It is like trying to oust a dictator that simply says, yes, the people have free elections, but the only people allowed to vote are those that vote for me.  lol 

  24. Madman2TX 4 years ago

    Woo hoo! Let’s bring the steroids era into a whole new decade, Bud!

  25. Casor_Greener 4 years ago

    Lot of Bud Selig haters…Don’t see why.  Baseball hasn’t been too bad, steroids or not.

    • michael hughes 4 years ago

      It would take more than a bad commissioner to actually make baseball unenjoyable.

    • “Lot of Bud Selig haters…Don’t see why.  Baseball hasn’t been too bad, steroids or not. ”

      Adding wild cards to a sport that didn’t need them.  Adding interleague play to a sport that didn’t need it.  Adding even more wild cards to a sport that already didn’t need the wild cards it has.

      And moving the Astros to the American League.

      • Snoochies8 4 years ago

        well, those aren’t actually bad things, i like the wild cards

        BUT, he was a sloth on most major issues (steroids, mccourts, wilpons, a’s colliseum) and ruined the hope of teams building through the draft by putting in all those penalties for going over slot, and there are a lot more that i can’t think of at the moment

        • michael hughes 4 years ago

          Destroying the Expos and basically giving Loria the Marlins for nothing?

        • HobokenMetsFan 4 years ago

          the wilpons will (unfortunately) be the last thing he “tackles.” ugh…

      • vonhayesdays 4 years ago

        you forgot making mid summer classic popularity contest actually count for something besides honoring first half achievements 

      • Casor_Greener 4 years ago

        Most people enjoy the Wild Card and Inter League Play, baseball was the only sport that didn’t have them and it wasn’t better for it.  Moving the Astros to the American League was nothing. I live here in Houston and hardly anyone cares about that at all.

        • Red_Line_9 4 years ago

          I’d have to say that interleague has run it’s course in most circumstance.  I was at a White Sox-Dodgers weekend day game at Comiskey last summer that only drew 15,000.  Some of the interleague is more intriguing than others.  But I doubt that most Astros fans care more because the Kansas City Royals are in town.

  26. Chuck Norris 4 years ago

    Your too old , let go. 

  27. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    Come on people, Bud Selig looks like a godsent compared to that spineless and lousy excuse for a commissioner they have in the NFL

    • ellisburks 4 years ago

      And the NHL. It looks like labour problems are going to hit again soon.

    • tyconderoguer 4 years ago

      Sure he bends over backward to keep the players union and evilempires happy

  28. michael hughes 4 years ago

    This is like bringing up a national election on a baseball message board. Makes no sense.

  29. Red_Line_9 4 years ago

    I’m not sure how you have a baseball commissioner who must act in the “best interest of baseball” when he’s beholden to team owners for his very job.

  30. BWillie 4 years ago

    Why, Bud?  You promised!  Go home.  Go fishing.  Take a trip.  Go away!

  31. Dan Mazzaro 4 years ago

    Better than Goodell..

  32. ctownboy 4 years ago

    Funny how Selig was the Commissioner during the Steroid Era and is NOW going to be kept on for another two years right when some of the BIGGEST name alleged steroid abusers are going to become eligible for the Hall Of Fame.

    Is he being kept on so he can rail against those players and try and keep them from getting elected or is he being kept on so he can cheerlead for them so they have a better chance at getting elected?  

    • I don’t think he will have any effect on whether or not they will get into the Hall.

  33. coreybishop 4 years ago

    Sheesh, ya’ll don’t get sarcasm.

  34. Magorphenger 4 years ago

    I, honestly, do not understand the overwhelming dislike for this extension.

    • He’s a terrible commissioner, plain and simple…

    • melonis_rex 4 years ago

      Selig has a best interests of the game clause; in other words, he can broker anything between teams/owners. 

      If Selig wanted to, he could force the Wilpons to sell the Mets, now that they aren’t capable owners due to the financial problems. Instead, the Mets will continue to be terrible and twist in the wind. 

      And, the A’s/Giants territorial rights issue. If Selig wanted to, he could use his clause to force Giants ownership to reach a settlement on the San Jose territorial rights. Instead, it continues to drag on. 

      Every franchise being solvent is in the best interests of all 30 teams. 

      I’m not going to get started on the wildcards/interleague. 

      • HobokenMetsFan 4 years ago

        Can’t speak for other fanbases, but I’ll tell you that to us in Queens this is terrible news. You hit it right on the head, “Instead, the Mets will continue to be terrible and twist in the wind.”

  35. Hopes: deleted

  36. In all honesty, there isn’t really much left for Bud to screw up that he hasn’t already.

  37. MB923 4 years ago

    Son of a _____

  38. Will he ever retire?

  39. Evan 4 years ago

    what a sad day for baseball

  40. VivaJackMurphy 4 years ago

    Wild cards for everybody!!!! 

  41. SRT 4 years ago

    I knew it – especially a year ago when he announced he would be retiring end of 2012 season and his wife commented ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’.

  42. CAD_Monkey 4 years ago

    Weren’t the 15-team leagues and year round interleague play going to be his last legacy on the game?

    I wonder what we’re gonna see in two years…

  43. CommissionerBart 4 years ago

    The game needs a Commissioner who first and foremost loves the game.
    At one time it seems like Bob Costas was that person.  Any better ideas than that today?

    • tyconderoguer 4 years ago

      He even sold his own teams city down the drain.  Mil alway had plenty of good fans but since bud took over they couldn’t keep up with the big boys except once a decade or so they would do good but then couldn’t keep their players because of the big boys buying all the good players. 

  44. Sam Talarigo 4 years ago

    well at least another two years of garbage

  45. James Attwood 4 years ago

    I have a very firm rule against wishing harm upon anyone. It simply isn’t a polite or civilized thing to do. That being said, there are still moments in time where such bad thoughts creep in and linger. This would be one of those times.

  46. Wrek305 4 years ago

    Wasn’t Selig finally gonna retire after the 2012 season. He needs to go away not remain the Commissioner

  47. tyconderoguer 4 years ago


  48. Selig is a bum.  Probably one of the worst Commissioners in the history of the game.  He should be sitting in a home playing bingo in his diaper.

  49. When asked why he signed the extension, Selig simply stated, “For baseball reasons.” 

  50. Tomahawk237 4 years ago

    Too bad for the Cincinateral Reds, the Los Anglees Angles of Anaheim, and the Los Anglees Dodgers. 

  51. All hail the fuhrer.

    As long as Selig gets to work on an organized international draft, I don’t really care. It’s not likely someone that much better is going to appear from the woodworks.

    • James Attwood 4 years ago

      A high school graduate with a love of the game could do a better job than Selig.

  52. nymets4581 4 years ago

    aw man i was so looking forward to this

  53. richard59 4 years ago

    Bud S. needs to quit Now!! what a joke ! his ideas are so wrong,and don’t make any sense, like having two wild card teams ,why reward another 2nd place team a chance of getting a opportunity  of winning when they didn’t earn it ! instead why not have 4 divsions ,and only first place winner’s battle it out ,like it should be ! The one thing that Bud S. did was run to Uncle Sam, to clean up his mess & that was the biggest mistake he ever made, and he will be remember for crying for help because he could not handle his own business !We all have to take care of our own home,and happens at home stay’s at home.Bud S. get your business in order.! 

  54. jondogg2010 4 years ago

    If I made $22 M/Yr I’d sure as hell be holding on as long as possible too.

  55. cookmeister 4 years ago

    I wonder what he does on a day to day basis. $22 mil is a lot of cash money

  56. toomanyhatz 4 years ago

    Bottom line- he presided over the era that made both the players and owners richer and richer.  What have we as fans gotten in the deal?  Lame duck owners, raising ticket prices and a whole lot of hypocrisy.  My New Year’s Resolution for 2012 is to go to more minor league games.

  57. safari_punch 4 years ago

    I remember back in 1994, the USA Today Baseball Weekly as it was called, had an article about Bud Selig and how he would go to some diner every day for lunch and order some lunch that cost him $1.00. People started hassling him there so he had to stop going to there for the rest of the strike.

    I bet that eats at him until this day.

  58. I didn’t approve this!

  59. I would just like to say how much I hate you Bud Selig. That is all.

  60. Agree 100% Attwood.

  61. BitLocker 4 years ago

    Selig isn’t that great but people need to get with the times. Divisional baseball is great. Without divisional baseball and having a wild card the Marlins, D-Backs, and many other teams would have never made it into the playoffs if it was still like the old format and many of those teams would have never gotten a world series. Unless you’re a Yankee fan or of equivalent big market team baseball seasons would be boring because the chances of making it into the post season is slim to none. The 2011 Cardinals is the best example of this.

    I honestly wouldn’t mind if they were to expand playoffs to NFL format.

    First round
    3 game series:
    Wild Card vs Wild card
    Wild Card vs Wild card

    Divisional 5 game series:
    *Best record team vs First round wild card winner
    *Second best record team vs first round wild card winner

    Championship Series 7 games:
    Blank vs Blank

    World Series 7 games.

    12 teams get in and the ones with the best record get the benefits of playing with a advantage.

    Either way, he’s 10 times better than David Stern.

    • burritolikethesun 4 years ago

      Um the Cardinals as a wildcard knocked out a much smaller-market team that happened to be in their division in 2011, and they are historically the winningest in their division. That is pretty much the opposite of the point you’re trying to make. Just saying.

  62. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    He’s screwed up the All Star Game, he’s screwed up the draft, I’m afraid of what he’s going to destroy between now and 2014. (I do like the new Wild Cards… I could care less that the Astros are in the American League).

  63. Nicknamed_Tanner 4 years ago

    Bud’s next job must have fell through. Apparently Satan wouldn’t give up his throne and retire this year.

  64. I’ve been against Bud for a long time and the fact that he remains as baseball’s main man isn’t surprising. The owners love him because he does everything he can to be on their side.

    However, lets not forget he’s done some good things for the interest of the game. Those of you shouting about traditional baseball and all that need to realize that baseball does need to change to stay relevant and keep making money. The new playoffs, unbalanced schedules and interleague are to draw more fans.

    Wildcard teams, think about it, if we just went the route of an NL and AL, played everyone and then the top two teams record-wise went to the world series, once the Yankees and Red Sox broke away, whats to keep Rangers fans, even though their team has a winning record but is 10 games out of first, coming to games?

    Wildcard teams also help, it creates more exciting races so your fringe teams can make it in, keeping the fans interested longer in their team as long as they still have a shot to make it to the post season.

    Interleague play is the same thing. It ensures that two times a year you get to play your cross town or inner state rivals. If you get more people in an area interested in the same game instead of dividing it up between two, tickets will sell. I loved going to the Reds/Indians series when I was living in Ohio. It was a friendly rivalry and even though both teams were bad a the time, the stadium was almost always full.

    There is a place for tradition and a place for growth. I think the NL should always bat the pitcher and the AL should always have a DH. I think All-Star games should be who the best players are, let the fans vote but their vote only counts as ONE vote along side the writers and coaches etc.

    One change I think needs drastically overlooked is their blackout policy. Why can’t I pay MLB to show me the Reds in Charlotte, NC just because they have a network deal here (8 hours away from Cincy) that MIGHT show the Reds 30 times a year when they don’t feel like showing the Braves, Red Sox, Orioles or Nationals games? Make the game more accessible to the fans.

    Change is good, we can keep tradition alive but still allow change for the better of the game. If you really want to be pure traditionalists then we have to go back and remove all colored people from baseball and only play games during the day, when we’re all at work. I don’t think any of us want that.

    Sorry for the long rant but I’m ticked that Bud is still commish and also frustrated with reading some of the posts about “this isn’t how baseball should be.” As long as they aren’t make games 12 innings (or 6 for that matter), making steroids mandatory and stuff like that it’ll remain the game we all love, just making it easier for more people to love it longer.

    • baseball1010 4 years ago

      You left out collusion in 1994 when Fay Vincent called Selig and Reinsdorf thieves.

    • Red_Line_9 4 years ago

      I like your views on change in baseball.  My issue is that in the long run there is potential to change the baseball product so much that it no longer appeals to anyone.  Baseball needs to try and lead the pack in professional sports and not try and mimic other professional sports.  Baseball has always been a game of innovation.  If an attempt is going to be made to create a new market for the game that alters the integity of the game on the field…then MLB seriously needs to question if they aren’t building a deck of cards.

      Baseball has many things that are almost solely pure to it as an American sport.  MLB needs to capitalize on that aspect.  When so many other professional sports are marginalizing the fan base….baseball needs to go the opposite and creative direction and embrace the fans back.  I’m waiting to see if MLB can grow a pair and take major risks. 

    • Red_Line_9 4 years ago

      I’m personally blacked out of 7 MLB teams.  Only 2 of them actually broadcast locally at all.  What that actually means is that there are almost half the games on a given night that I cannot see due to this archaic policy.  It boggles my mind why if you have a product to sell…you don’t SELL it.  I have MLBtv…..and they won’t even sell the blacked out games to me.

  65. God help us all.

  66. $4697104 4 years ago

    I think MLB gave Bud Selig two years contract extension so during this two years. all 29 teams who voted yes to give him a contract extension will get as many bud light as they want to

  67. burritolikethesun 4 years ago

    How many signatures are required to recall Bud Selig?

  68. Chris Nichols 4 years ago

    29-1? and so many people dislike him, it makes me proud to be a padres fan. At least we keep it real if we do nothing else…

  69. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    dream demolisher?

  70. Marktown 4 years ago

    Dream Annihilator?

  71. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    that seems to be his solution in general to everything 

  72. Not surprised…

  73. baseball1010 4 years ago

    Did his head collapse?

  74. Snoochies8 4 years ago


  75. So appropriate…

  76. michael hughes 4 years ago

    I think I just found my new band name.

  77. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    I don’t know which is worse, that he repeated his post three times or that someone responded to all three.

    I’m going to chalk this up to the fact that canines have poor short term memory.

  78. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    That’s a hughes mistake

  79. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

     Can you call it The Dreamicide Experience?

  80. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    i think that could be the perfect title for a book/movie

    the dreamicide experience: a bud selig story

  81. michael hughes 4 years ago

    Yes and all the “r”s are capitalized and backwards and we’ll only play acoustic folk music.

  82. NOT KIDDING 4 years ago

    I also came here just to write “NOOOOOOOOOOOO0O0O0O0O0O0O”

  83. michael hughes 4 years ago

    I usually don’t like it when people use lol because I never believe they’re really laughing out loud but…


  84. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    that would only happen if bud selig were extended for fifty years, because that’s about how long it would take for him to make a decision on it

  85. melonis_rex 4 years ago

    See: Expos, Montreal. 

    Selig has ruled on contraction before. Of course, it was done MUCH too late. 

  86. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    this was taken moments after he was asked to respond about whether or not there was a solution to the oakland a’s move to san jose

  87. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    I don’t think Beane will sell, i think Wolff will eventually sell, and even if they do move, as long as stockton and sacramento are still their affiliates, i’ll still be a fan and go to see those games

  88. vonhayesdays 4 years ago

    too true and too sad , oakland is broke and wont be contributing anything ,  san jose used to be the a’s property , they were decent enough to let the little giants have it and now the multitude of dirty business men that own the the lil giants are holding on to s.j. like its their mothers skirts,  why dont you just do what you did to the orioles bud

  89. melonis_rex 4 years ago

    I still think its plausible that San Jose happens.

  90. toomanyhatz 4 years ago

    Ditto.  You’ve got to be kidding me. 

    As a Dodger fan, yes, McCarpetbagger may be the biggest villain here, but Selig’s gotta come second.  Rushing him in despite the fact that he obviously didn’t have the funds, just so he could get a good price for his Brewers, is collusion of the highest order.  He should have never been more than temporary.  Were it a just world he would have been out by 2000.

    And his behavior during the ‘roids scandal has been beyond appalling.  A true commisioner does not throw the players under the bus.

  91. counciltucky 4 years ago

    I might as well chime in here too with what I was thinking:


  92. michael hughes 4 years ago

    Designated base runners? 

  93. games that go past the 12th inning will be decided in a home run derby

  94. Jaysfan724 4 years ago

    Pitcher’s Paradise? Home Run/Foul Balls are an out if the fan catches it? 7th inning stretch followed by 8th inning Zumba?

  95. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    Who has got to be kidding is Selig. He makes this big ol’ announcement about ‘graciously’ retiring/stepping down (whatever) last year, only to accept an extension from the owners. What a phony!

  96. James Attwood 4 years ago

    Selig just refuses to go away. Why???? Oh why?!?!?!?!?

  97. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    The late eighties/early nineties aren’t exactly the best era to cite if you want to exemplify the difference Selig. That was pretty much the time when the steroid era culture really set in (See the McGwire, Canseco era Athletics).

  98. melonis_rex 4 years ago

    Eh. I think Selig’s #1. He knew how McCourt was buying the team, and still allowed McCourt to buy the Dodgers. 

    He could’ve forced a sale when things were starting to fall apart beyond repair, instead of allowing McCourt to be a lame duck owner. He did nothing. 

  99. swankwank 4 years ago

    He is gonna take the Franklin Roosevelt route to retirement.

  100. Hannibal_Lester 4 years ago

    $22M a year sounds like a pretty good reason

  101. Kurisu Rg 4 years ago

    too soon, brah

  102. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    Really? I feel like if the Dodgers moved they would still be my favorite team, I just would go to more Angels games instead of Dodgers ones.

  103. michael hughes 4 years ago

    Along with old Joey “I’m still around” Gathright.

  104. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    Alright. I guess that makes sense. And I do agree that sending the A’s to somewhere like San Antonio would be horrible.

  105. KB 4 years ago

    if i was given 22M per year for 2 more years i would stay also. seriously how hard is his job, i’ve never seen him do anything except attend all star games.

  106. James Attwood 4 years ago

    I remember when the unbalancewd schedule first came out how many people I talked to were so happy about it. So many people thought it was about time teams were rewarded for winning games against their division. I never liked it. No offense to Tampa and Baltimore, but when this sort of schedule began, did the Red Sao and Yankees both really need 12 more games against each of those doormat teams to pad their records? How about St. Louis getting 12 more games against the Pirates and Astros? (Though the Astros had a few good years too at least.)

    It just never made any sense. It was Bud Selig making changes strictly for the sake of making changes. He has no concept of “traditional” baseball. He’s so intent on moving the game into the 21st century that he’s lost sight of the game’s storied roots. Given enough time as Commissioner, Selig will change the game so much it will hardly be recognizable.

    And for crying out loud! Could we please stop letting some bench-warming, had-to-be-included, over-the-hill, popularity contest winning player from a team 15 games out of the wild card potentially deciding who gets home field advantage in the World Series? That’s rediculous! Either go with best record, or return to the way it used to be with simply switching back and forth from year to year.

  107. James Attwood 4 years ago

    Despite the problems he had as Commander-in-Chief, I’m on coard with you there. I was actually looking forward to a Bush reign as Commissioner. For all the trouble he had as President, he loves the game of Baseball and couldn’t have had a tougher job to prepare him fore the task of running the office.

  108. Red_Line_9 4 years ago

    I’m not going to play devils advocate for Selig, for sure…but Baseball has a much longer tradition of burying substance issues than the steroid era.  Baseball knew it had a cocaine problem in the late 1970’s..but did relatively nothing until the Pittsburgh drug scandal in the Mid 80’s….and even then Ueberoff got on the podium and talked big….but even Lonnie Smith said that he never was tested further and didn’t do the community service.

    Going WAY back….Charles Comiskey attempted to bury the 1919 World Series Scandal..and nearly was successful.  Had a Cub caught fixing a game in 1920 not blown the whistle on the Sox scandal of the previous year…..nothing might have come of it. 

    Then there was the Ty Cobb-Tris Speaker game fixing allegations…which were rumored to have been buried by Commissioner Landis because they gave him a black eye after he’d supposedly cleaned up the game after the Black Sox Scandal.

  109. strikethree 4 years ago

    That is… insane.

    22 million a year… that’s on par with Adrian Gonzalez’s contract.

  110. Red_Line_9 4 years ago

    I don’t have the data in front of me..but that would make sense in alot of circumstances…Yanks-Mets…Cubs-Sox…the obvious ones….and when the Yanks visit…Red Sox.  There’s also a general ticket sale increase during the summer months that also boosts interleague attendance.  Kids are out of school…people are on vacation…the weather is better for many of the MLB cities.  Lots of variables at play.

    My personal issue with interleague play really isn’t about the gate receipts….it’s a scheduling integrity issue.

  111. Red_Line_9 4 years ago

    That’s a valid point, but right now you have quite a few teams that are in the Central and Mountain time just like Chicago and play in a Western divison.  There’s probably going to be no perfect solution.  I’d almost be in favor of a complete geographic realignment.  I’m closer to being in favor of changing the structure than the actual game on the field.

  112. Red_Line_9 4 years ago

    Also with the advent of MLBtv and DVR’s games don’t necessarily need to be viewed in real time.

  113. Red_Line_9 4 years ago

    I’m not opposed to an unbalanced schedule.  But I do think that teams in the same division should play identical schedules.   Many of the divisons are being settled by a handful of games.  To me it’s just an integrity issue.  There’s a way to do things and be progressive and make logical sense at the same time.  Baseball has backed themselves in the corner at times with decisions that don’t make sense.

    Why on Earth does the All-Star game need to matter?  To create cash flow of course….but why does the World Series home field need to be at stake? 

    The idea of expanded playoffs doesn’t hold alot of water either.  the TV ratings for the MLB postseason are atrocious.  Sure…the teams themselves see a spike in revenue…but it just makes the regular season even less relevant…and potentially makes a mockery of a World Championship.  We’re very soon going to have a World Series Champ that finished a 162 game season with a losing record.

  114. 22 million haters/people who don’t think he deserves to be commish ain’t that bad, Lebron has more…

  115. burritolikethesun 4 years ago


  116. Red_Line_9 4 years ago

    The All Star game received much higher ratings before it meant anything.  I agree with you about the wild card, but the leagues really then need to go back to less divisions so that lesser teams don’t get in. 

    I’d frankly be ok with the old 4 team playoff format….the games become important.

  117. Red_Line_9 4 years ago

    Oh…I agree with you…I’m just not sure MLB has ever shown that they will do the smart thing.  Certainly having a wild card is valuable..but only if they do something about league division structure.  Why not 2 15 team leagues with 4 play off spots?

    it makes sense the tv ratings are static…they won’t ever be like they were when we had 3 basic networks and limited TV programming.

  118. jigokusabre 4 years ago

    Sports are resistant to DVRing, because it’s so hard to prevent being spoiled on the ending.

    As for alignment, it’s hard… but fewer divisions only exacerbates the issue.

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