And there are those who are Anti-Bud

Commish Selig plans on stepping down after his contract expires after the 2012 season. Selig has done a lot of good things for the game, including the Wildcard, Revenue Sharing, Luxury Tax, MLBAM, MLB Network, instant replay, etc. He’s presided over some not-so-good things, including the Steroid Era, having the All-Star game count towards home field advantage, cancelling the 1994 World Series, collusion in the 80’s (he wasn’t commish at the time, but was instrumental in it), botched contraction ideas, and a general perception of dragging one’s feet with regards to the adoption of new technologies which could improve the game. That revenues for MLB have grown over four-fold during his tenure is good for the owners and players, but has helped price many of us, the fans, out of games, or as many games as we used to attend. Overall, I think history will look back favorably on Selig, but the stain of collusion, 1994 and PED’s will linger. He’s quite the case to study.

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