January 18, 2008 |
Congress might not love him, anti-doping experts might not love him and the players' union might not love him. But Bud Selig works for the 30 major league owners, who unanimously awarded the commissioner a three-year contract extension Thursday. Selig's contract now expires in 2012, when he will be 78. He said he would retire at that time, although he had previously said he would not accept an extension and would retire in 2009.
January 15, 2008 |
As Bud Selig and Donald Fehr, baseball's Capitol Hill Gang, confront another drug drilling from a congressional committee today, there is the background ticking of a contractual and chronological clock. Inevitably -- and sooner rather than later in the context of time already served -- these C-SPAN reruns will feature new and younger leaders at baseball's helm. Is that day imminent?
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.
June 16, 2006 |
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has written an open letter to baseball fans in which he says he was "disappointed and angered" by revelations that former Arizona pitcher Jason Grimsley admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and pledged to "keep up with or even stay ahead of" players who "cheat the game to gain an advantage."
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.