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No expanded replay or expanded playoffs in 2011

Jan 11, 2011, 2:01 PM EST

Bud Selig defiant

Bud Selig does nothing quickly. This is sometimes good and sometimes bad. Sometimes it’s simultaneously good and bad:

As owners and general managers prepared to gather this week for their first meetings of the new year, Commissioner Bud Selig told MLB.com that the playoffs and instant replay won’t be expanded this coming season.

Boo on not expanding instant replay!  Yay for not expanding the playoffs!

Too bad that we’re way more likely to see the latter happen than the former next year, of course, but maybe the playoff thing will get tied up in a Budmittee and everyone will be happy.

  1. bigtrav425 - Jan 11, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    get this guy out of office before he destroys baseball!…bad enough the 2 Nazi’s Stern and Goodell are fumbling the other 2 sports

    • jeffrp - Jan 11, 2011 at 4:51 PM

      Nazis? Really?

  2. BC - Jan 11, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    It takes a long time to get the union to sign off on stuff, too. This isn’t all Bud Light’s gig.

  3. schlom - Jan 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Remember Bud is an employee of the owners so it’s not like he is coming up with these decisions by himself.

  4. paperlions - Jan 11, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Has someone pointed out to them that during replay, they can play more revenue-generating commercials?

  5. summerof67 - Jan 11, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Thank you.

  6. andrewkw - Jan 11, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    No replay is a small price to pay for no additional playoffs.

  7. yourrealmom - Jan 11, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    I disagree with the author..i think no more expanded replay and expand the playoffs..

    • thefalcon123 - Jan 11, 2011 at 4:10 PM

      I say replay the playoffs.

      • Utley's Hair - Jan 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM

        Ditto—at least Game 6 of the NLCS. To paraphrase Graham Hess in “Signs”: Swing away, Ryno.

  8. crkreg - Jan 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Bud Selig is a complete fool. Let’s review his tenure

    -Cancelled World Series in 1994
    -Steroid Era
    -Payroll discrepancies never seen before
    -Over expansion
    -The Expos debacle
    -The 2002 All-Star game, and subsequent ‘Home Field’ advantage clause
    -The 2008 World Series Game 5 two day delay
    -Allowing the season to end in November

    and just to be fair the positive…
    -The Wild Card was and is well received.

    Thats it. This guy need to go.

    • paperlions - Jan 11, 2011 at 8:57 PM

      Selig may be incompetent and stale…but he makes $17MM/year to do very little. He is a lot of things, but a fool is not one of them.

      • Old Gator - Jan 11, 2011 at 10:31 PM

        Quite a statue that they cast of him in Milwaukee. Wouldn’t it be a pisser if it melted in the rain?

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