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9 thoughts on “Selig: A picture of “blissful neglect”?

  1. Ugh, dude, even I don't bother to pay any attention to Mushnick, beyond chuckling at the clearly over-the-top schtick. I mean, right after that he claims that QB ratings are crap for the sole reason that Sanchez's was higher than Roethlisberger's in the AFCCG.

    I don't know what Selig did or didn't know, but really, what's he supposed to do about it?

      • Well, maybe, but I'm not sure how feasible that is. Commissioners generally do a pretty good job of making themselves look like the big dogs in sports, but at the end of the day they do work for the owners to some degrees. Especially where it comes to the business/financial aspect of things, I'm really not sure how much power the commissioner has.

  2. Lets compare commissioners here-Goodell to Selig, one is competent and confronts controversy while the other constantly plays the 'Gee what a shame, I didn't know that, well there will be stiffer penalties in the future' card and lets everyone under him fall on the sword. It's about time people start to point the finger at Selig-maybe it'll expedite his retirement even a year quicker.

    Good riddance Bud.

  3. My impression about Selig has always fit this websites' mantra: "It is about the money, stupid.”

    He didn't care about steroids being a potential issue because the owners, players, and media didn't (at the time) care. He likely didn't care about the Wilpons' having potential financial issues (that had nothing to do with baseball) until it impacts their ability to run the Mets.

    Anyway, comparing the NFL and MLB commissioners seems like comparing apples and oranges.

    Just my two cents.

    • Without knowing anything about being the commissioner of a professional sports league, this take makes a lot of sense to me. As long as his league is turning a massive profit, there's no incentive to go attack the owner of one of the clubs in one of the the biggest markets in the league.

      I'm not sure how much clout Selig would have to meddle in his owners' personal finances, anyway.

      • I'm not sure if it answers the question at all. It is interesting how MLB has exercised their clout with the Rangers and various teams negotiating for new stadiums.

        • Actually baseball pretty much got rolled on the Rangers case. Usually the commissioner's office "manages," (read, fixes) the process of transferring ownership, but Hicks was forced into actual bankruptcy court, and Bud was definitely not happy with that, though his preferred guy wound up with the team anyway.