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MLB lets some executives go

Mar 7, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

Joe Torre

Buster Olney reports that Major League Baseball has let three executives go as a part of its restructuring of the Baseball Operations operation.  The newly unemployed: Darryl Hamilton, Mike Port and Ed Burns.

Hamilton was an assistant to Bud Selig and the other two worked under Bob Watson. Now Joe Torre is in charge of baseball operations and you have to figure that these moves were made in conjunction with him coming on board.  One also wonders if this had anything to do with the umpire meeting we discussed earlier.  Or, even if the dismissals don’t, if the fact of Torre and new people coming online might change the way umpires are supervised and disciplined.


  1. mrfloydpink - Mar 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    As long as they’re cleaning house, there’s one more executive I’d like to see MLB dismiss…

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM

      Hey, Craig, judging by the thumb down up there, apparently Bud Light reads HBT.

      • mrfloydpink - Mar 7, 2011 at 7:53 PM

        I was wondering about that. I mean, is there really someone out there who likes Bud Selig? His primary accomplishment has been to enrich the owners. While I don’t begrudge him that, it doesn’t help the fans in any way (and arguably it hurts them.) And even if you believe some of his actions or ideas have improved the game, he’s clearly past his prime and past his “activist” period, and should move on in favor of some new blood.

      • cur68 - Mar 7, 2011 at 8:37 PM

        Mr.Hair; Regarding the lone thumb down: A few things spring to my fertile mind (fertile = given lots of crap); first I doubt Bud reads anything that won’t enrich him monetarily. Second, it could be someone close to Bud, so either Mrs. Bud or his mom (Ma Bud). 3rd scenario: its none of the afore mentioned and its someone who didn’t understand what was meant by the veiled reference about the one more MLB executive mrfloydpink’d like to see dismissed. So, since it’s highly unlikely even his own mother would come to his defense I’m betting its a random reader who’s slow on the uptake or resents being made to think. If you agree its a thick person: thumbs up. If you think its Bud’s mom or Mrs. Bud: thumbs down.

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 7, 2011 at 11:29 PM

        Hey, seisenta y ocho, I’ll buy that, but now there are two thumbs down. Is the other one Charlie Sheen?

      • cur68 - Mar 7, 2011 at 11:55 PM

        Whoa; seeing Sheen behind every bush. Now that’s bad. Real bad. Well, could be Sheen, but since he never does anything without a lot of yammer; doubt it. maybe it’s MC Hammer? He came up out of nowhere on the Charlie Sheen post (the one about Ruth’s ring). Could it be Hammer?

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 8, 2011 at 12:21 AM

        Nah—Hammer’s too much of a publicity hog. Maybe it’s Lenny Dykstra and his rubber check book. And in a Nails related story, he’s a slug when it comes to tipping at a restaurant, too.

  2. adeedothatswho - Mar 7, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    I like Hamilton, it’s a shame he lost his job. However, Seth Everett Tweeted recently that ‘Stayin’ Hot with Seth and Bone’ is coming back….which is simply awesome.

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