Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?
When Bud became commissioner, MLB was bringing in $1 billion/year in revenue. Now the game is bringing in over $6 billion/year in revenue, a figure that is sure to go up between now and the time he retires. Bud was at the helm when it happened. Like it or not, Bud's legacy with his 30 bosses will be as a commissioner who brought massive increases in revenue.
Money is the foundation upon which everything else in the sport sits. We may view him as mealy-mouthed and ham-handed, but you can't dispute that decisions Bud made have benefited the game that we love in the most important way possible.