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Quote of the Day: MLB lawyer edition

Jun 16, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT

"Baseball always acts reasonably in what is the best interest of baseball."

“Baseball always acts reasonably in what is the best
interest of baseball.”

Attorney Stephen Shimshak, representing Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig at yesterday’s Rangers hearing.

It’s a proposition that you can accept (a) as long as you don’t equate “success” with “acting reasonably”; and (b) as long as you ignore about 75% of the decisions baseball has made over the past century and change.

  1. DarkQug - Jun 16, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    I guess Shimshak hasn’t read “Lords of the Realm.”

  2. BC - Jun 16, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Bob Knight made a comment the other day about the NCAA that applies here (paraphrased). If the guys running baseball were running the Army in World War 2, the Normandy Invasion would have landed on Portugal.

  3. Brian - Jun 16, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Actually, my quibble with the statement would not be with the definition of “acting reasonably” but with the definition of “best interest”.
    I suspect that those in charge really are doing a pretty good job of pursuing their goals for the league. I just don’t think their goals are necessarily the same ones we as fans would want.

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