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Selig even sold four seasons of MLB openers — once traditionally played in Cincinnati, home to MLB’s oldest team— to companies in Japan. First pitch from Tokyo on ESPN, 4:30 a.m.
Selig an owner’s pal
And he had the colossal gall to claim that he personally checked ticket pricing at new Yankee Stadium to find that the media had exaggerated the truth, insisting that the tickets are “affordable.” He couldn’t see — or didn’t care— that all those thousands of up-close seats would go empty, postseason, too, because of their obscene pricing?
This is of course wrong. He is not their pal, he is their freaking employee!
Now he is. When he started his run as "interim" commissioner he was an owner.
History will take care of this eventually, but no commissioner in professional sports has done a better job over the past 20 years than Bud Selig.
The damage to baseball fans, as chronicled in TFA, seems to be that a few games over the years have started at inconvenient times.
for eventually implementing the best drug-testing policy in pro sports.
Just so we're clear, that's the program under which they recently suspended a dozen or so players who had taken some relatively large number of drug tests and somehow managed to pass them all?
Look I'm no fan of Mitchell's, but the focus of the report was going to be constrained by the fact that the only people providing meaningful evidence were those trying to deal their way out of problems with the law. And that happened to include a couple of dealers based in New York.
And the report in no way claims to be complete. It did mention Manny Alexander. It did mention the gossip about Gagne.
the disgraceful destruction of the Montreal franchise.
Disney aims at reaping the family entertainment dollar by appealing to a mass market that excludes nobody, but has no real depth or challenge to offer the aficionado.
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