July 25, 2007 |
For weeks, Bud Selig seemed unwilling to make a commitment to Barry Bonds, the Giants slugger whose pursuit of baseball's all-time home run record has been shrouded in controversy. Tuesday, the baseball commissioner went all in, traveling to AT&T Park to attend Bonds' games through Friday, a gesture that seemed more a tribute to one of sport's most hallowed records than the man who is on the verge of breaking it.
May 12, 2007 |
Bud Selig has a mess on his hands and we're here to help. This is not something simple, like an All-Star game in your hometown, where the teams run out of pitchers after the 11th inning and you can just call it off. A few boos, a couple of days of talk show guys and sarcastic newspaper columnists smacking you down and it is over. No, this is about Barry Bonds. The king of swing.
April 2, 2006 |
Bud Selig stood in his corner office overlooking Park Avenue on Thursday afternoon, hands jammed deep into the pockets of his suit pants. Down the hall, George Mitchell and, by Selig's estimate, eight other investigators had begun the process that will probably reveal Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmeiro, Jason Giambi, Jose Canseco, Ken Caminiti and a lot of players like them artificially stoked their careers. OK.
March 6, 2004 |
As the cloud of illegal steroid use continued to hover over the game, Commissioner Bud Selig said Friday he would like baseball to institute a "zero-tolerance" drug policy similar to the program currently used in the minor leagues.
October 12, 2003 |
A day after News Corp. reached an agreement in principle to sell the Dodgers to Boston real estate magnate Frank McCourt for $430 million, Commissioner Bud Selig expressed confidence the deal would be completed despite questions about whether McCourt had sufficient financial backing. "I'm not concerned," Selig said Saturday about the proposed sale that still must be approved in a vote of baseball owners.
April 25, 2003 |
Bud Selig, buoyed by what he sees as a fresh start for baseball under its eight-month-old collective bargaining agreement, said Thursday he won't be around to negotiate the next labor contract as commissioner. Selig, 67, who was named acting commissioner in 1992, told a group of sports editors that he will not seek a new term when his contract expires at the end of 2006. "When I took the job, I told my wife I'd do it for two to three months, and it has turned into 14 years....