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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Why wait a year, Bud? Do it today!

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    To shamelessly self promote himself during the biggest time of the MLB season.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    To shamelessly self promote himself during the biggest time of the MLB season.
    Players get a victory lap, so he wants one, too. Hopefully, it doesn't involve a series of on-field ceremonies. I can't imagine there's going to be any market where the team presents him with parting gifts in a ceremony on the field and he isn't greeted with a shower of boos.

    It will sell tickets, I suppose. People will buy tickets to that game just for the opportunity to be a boo-bird.
    /r/reds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Players get a victory lap, so he wants one, too. Hopefully, it doesn't involve a series of on-field ceremonies. I can't imagine there's going to be any market where the team presents him with parting gifts in a ceremony on the field and he isn't greeted with a shower of boos.
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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    No, just no on Costas.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    Nobody's mentioned George Will. How about Doris Kearns Goodwin as the first female commissioner?
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Nobody's mentioned George Will. How about Doris Kearns Goodwin as the first female commissioner?
    Im fine with Will but I doubt he would take it.

    Goodwin would mandate the Red Sox start every game with a 5 run lead
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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Nobody's mentioned George Will. How about Doris Kearns Goodwin as the first female commissioner?
    George is 72 and Doris is 70. If that's the age bracket MLB is looking in, the owners should just hire David Stern as soon as he hangs it up at the end of this NBA season. Stern's record of accomplishment is similar to Bud's.
    /r/reds

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    yep, the same kind that crushed Bo Diaz
    Am I going to hell for laughing really hard about this?

    And to the comment above (not oneupper) who thought that WGN made more Cubs fan than TBS made Braves fans, I'd take that bet.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    No, just no on Costas.
    I love Costas, but the idea that a longtime fan - albeit a very articulate one - is somehow qualified for the job is crazy.

    People forget what the commissioner is. He's basically the employee of 30 major league owners. They can fire him anytime they want. The art of being a good commissioner is protecting and marketing the game as effectively as possible while still keeping your job. It's very political. Ask Fay Vincent.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    In all probability, I think they'll most likely choose another one of themselves to be commish. No one is more prepared to act in the owners interest than another owner.

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    To shamelessly self promote himself during the biggest time of the MLB season.
    Can't wait for him to show up at each park and get a standing boo.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/0...er-search.html


    Last week, it was announced that Major League Baseball had formed a committee to appoint the league’s next commissioner at the end of Bud Selig’s tenure, which will come to an end next January. Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times has more on the search, noting that several owners have indicated to him their belief that Selig is strongly in favor of COO Rob Manfred taking the reins when his own time is through.

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    So in my mind that should disqualify Manfred. (even if he is a wonder dog)
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    How about Doris Kearns Goodwin as the first female commissioner?
    No. Solely because other people have designs on that designation, Yachtzee.

    Also, DKG needs to keep writing books.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Bud Selig to retire

    For some reason I can just see it being either LaRussa or Torre. And I don't want either.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
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