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    What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    When he steps down as commissioner of baseball, how do you think Selig will be remembered? The most forward thinking and innovative commissioner ever? The destroyer of years of tradition? Reigning over the sport during it's most successful attendance years ever? Reigning over a sport during an era that is entirely tainted?
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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    He will be the commishioner who cancelled a World Series. He should have never allowed things to come to that but did. Anything good he did after that will always be overshadowed in my mind by being the man who canceled a World Series.
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    I will always think of Selig as a scared commish who did more harm than good to baseball. I will remember him as a commish who canceled the world series. A commish who transformed the playing field of baseball to the haves ane have nots. A commish who turned the other way during the steroid era because teams were selling tickets. A commish who is letting 1 player take the fall for an era when steriods were rampant. A commish who in his hope park ended the all star game in a tie. A commish who in his time transformed baseball from the american pasttime to second fiddle to the NFL. A commish who saw the number of players playing baseball decline. A commish who semed to care about putting money in the owners pockets rather than keeping the tradition of baseball intact.

    Oh yea the wild card and interleague play is nice.

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

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    Oh. You meant in regards to baseball? Sorry, what was the question again
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    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.

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    MLB was playing second fiddle to the NFL well before Selig came into charge, and the players and their union had just as much to do with that strike in 1994 as Selig did. He's a lightning rod, no question about it, and he's made some mistakes, but we shouldn't let those mistakes overshadow a lot of what he's accomplished.

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    A canceled World Series.

    Interleague play.

    Meteoric growth in franchise revenue and valuation.
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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    He did have a nice part in "The Incredibles"
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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    I'm not happy Bob
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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    MLB was playing second fiddle to the NFL well before Selig came into charge, and the players and their union had just as much to do with that strike in 1994 as Selig did. He's a lightning rod, no question about it, and he's made some mistakes, but we shouldn't let those mistakes overshadow a lot of what he's accomplished.
    MLB still plays second fiddle to the NFL. Some things never change.

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    Scoff if you want, he's the best commissioner ever in terms of growing the game.

    Wild card? We all hated it. Admit it. It's a great thing.

    Revenue sharing has started in a limited forms under him which somewhere down the line will bring a more economic balance to the game.

    Labor harmony is at its longest running period under his watch.

    Bud is a good commissioner.

    He's a dork, but he's good. He has a terrible hair piece, but he's good. He comes across as inept, but he's good.

    Appreciate what he's done for the game, don't damn him to hell for what the players did, or 1994 or the All-star game.

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Long concerned about problems with his perceived "street cred", Bud Selig is caught here stacking for the umpires.
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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Scoff if you want, he's the best commissioner ever in terms of growing the game.

    Wild card? We all hated it. Admit it. It's a great thing.

    Revenue sharing has started in a limited forms under him which somewhere down the line will bring a more economic balance to the game.

    Labor harmony is at its longest running period under his watch.

    Bud is a good commissioner.

    He's a dork, but he's good. He has a terrible hair piece, but he's good. He comes across as inept, but he's good.

    Appreciate what he's done for the game, don't damn him to hell for what the players did, or 1994 or the All-star game.
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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    Bud Selig's a boob


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