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Thread: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    The very first think which popped into my mind when I thought of Selig. I have a feeling his attempts to sweep the steroids problems under the rugs will be his legacy. It practically took an act of Congress to make him take notice.
    I have a contrarian view about whether Selig and the owners were irresponsible about steroids, but I agree that Selig will be known as the commissioner of the Steroids Era.

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    Making the successful transition from child actor to Commissioner of MLB



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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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    Going to disagree with you on this point, never been a fan of the WC.
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    I agree.
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    It's that and it also convinces awful teams they still have a "shot" year after year.

    Not to say all the wild card winners have been bad.
    I also dislike the wild card, and I have no use for interleague play, either. I would rather have more games vs. the Dodgers, Giants, Braves, and Phillies than have to play AL teams--including the artificial "rivalry" with the Indians.

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

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    Re: What will be Bud Selig's legacy?

    I think Selig's legacy will be mixed.

    He'll never be universally beloved - even after he's long gone.

    The Pros
    -Presided over a time when baseball's revenue's grew exponentially
    -Created the Wild Card
    -Created Interleague play
    -Successfully intergrated the two leagues (IE no NL or AL office anymore, umpires are all MLB wide now, etc)
    -Since the strike, baseball has had relatively harmonious labor relations for going on a dozen years
    -Willing to start up MLB Baseball Channel (coming to a TV near you in 2009) despite it having failed so spectacularly before.
    -A thriving MLB Advanced Media arm. MLBAM is an amazing revenue generator and gets little pub about how cutting edge they are.

    -Canceled World Series
    -All Star game nonsense (now it counts!)
    -All Star game ends in a tie
    -Sat idly by and done nothing as steroids has rotted the game from it's core
    -Sat idly by and done nothing as payrolls have gotten wildly out of control. They Yankees now have a payroll that's three to six times larger than their competition. If it wasn't for the Boston, Yanks & Mets front office complete ineptitude with regard finances, the word 'baseball parity' would never enter dare be uttered.
    -Allowed legions of loyal fans to be ostrizied by the sport's idiotic idea that baseball should only be seen on DirecTV

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