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Quote of the Day: Bud Selig says we’re in baseball’s golden era

Oct 25, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

Bud Selig

“There’s no question, this is the golden era for the sport and given the weak economy this may be the most remarkable year we ever had. Every economic option in our business is up this year. We’re at numbers nobody ever thought possible.”

Bud Selig, commenting on the fact that baseball is likely to reach a record $7 billion in revenues this year.

This despite low national television ratings. Which, contrary to what anyone tells you, are not terribly important to baseball’s overall economic health. All politics is local they say, and the same goes for baseball television revenues.  Add in the fact that baseball’s own cable network launched big, its own digital properties are booming and corporate sponsorship is way up, baseball is doing just fine, thank you.

Imagine what it could do if it could do what football does and get chronic gamblers to watch it religiously!

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Oct 25, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Why did you put up a picture of Jamie Moyer for this post?

    Note: Moyer routinely takes the mound in a suit and tie.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM

      Jason, I think Jamie Moyer pitching in a suit & tie is the greatest baseball thought imaginable, hahaha!

  2. Utley's Hair - Oct 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Hey, Craig, MLB Network launched in January 2009, not this past year.

  3. ta192 - Oct 25, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Lots of gold = golden era, makes sense, LOL, NOT!

  4. Adam - Oct 25, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    How is that possible with every single owner in MLB losing money? /sarcasm

  5. rabiague1986 - Oct 26, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Baseball is doing well but suburbia needs to stop promoting soccer to our youth. They don’t even play it the right way in North America.

    Bud please don’t add any more playoff teams and if you do I hope your antitrust exemption is revoked.

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