September 14, 2010 |
The inability of Frank and Jamie McCourt to settle their divorce case and the prospect of several more years of litigation has prompted Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to consider intervening on behalf of the Dodgers. Selig has remained virtually silent on the issue since the McCourts filed for divorce 11 months ago, saying only that the legal proceedings needed to play out. However, according to four people who have spoken with him, Selig is dismayed at the public spectacle surrounding the divorce and concerned about the potential for lasting damage to the league and its flagship West Coast franchise.
August 23, 2002 |
Watching baseball's latest labor conflagration from the safe haven of his Connecticut home, former commissioner Fay Vincent said Thursday he suspects that Commissioner Bud Selig is so committed to "total victory" that he will miss the opportunity that the players union has provided to avoid another work stoppage. "You can't get back 25 years of mistakes all at once," Vincent said, adding that he tried to approach labor relations during his own tenure as an "incrementalist."
August 11, 1998 |
The former baseball commissioner lives on an idyllic cul-de-sac of tree-shaded homes, many imposing in size and stature. He is an hour by train from the tumult of Manhattan, seemingly farther yet from the backdoor politics that ultimately forced him to resign as commissioner six years ago. Fay Vincent hasn't forgotten, but has forgiven. He retains a grass-roots passion for baseball that he shared with his late, great friend, Bart Giamatti, whom he joined on Park Avenue as deputy commissioner.
March 4, 1994 |
Former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent assails several owners and a former league president in a proposal for a book he plans to write. Excepts from the proposal for "And the Horse They Rode In On: My Tumultuous Years as Baseball Commissioner," were published in today's editions of the New York Times.
November 25, 1993 |
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Philadelphia Phillies' Lenny Dykstra acknowledges the help he got from former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent. Less than three years ago, Dykstra was baseball's bad boy. He was in trouble because of his drinking and gambling. He was certainly not viewed as baseball's ambassador of good will. But he was sensational in a losing cause in the World Series, then represented major league baseball in a brief tour of Europe.
February 7, 1993 |
Along with the northern spotted owl, the southeastern beach mouse, the sperm whale and the big-eared bat, there is now another endangered species. It is the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, and already it may be too late, with no survivors of the breed sighted since the club owners liquidated Fay Vincent with one discharge of their blunderbuss by an 18-9 vote 4 1/2 months ago.