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Bud Selig doubles down (or is it triples down?) on the “no one wants replay” thing

Jul 23, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

Bud Selig Reuters

Bud Selig was on the Waddle and Silvy show and went farther than he ever has on the “no one wants replay” thing. And, once again, pointed to attendance as the reason why no innovation is needed:

When I said there is no appetite for further replay I wasn’t kidding. There’s none. There’s some people that think I maybe have done more than they hoped I would do.”

On the fans clamoring for Instant Replay:

“I’m not sure that is true. We do a lot of polling, I talk to a lot of fans, I get a lot of mail everyday and I answer every piece of mail here. Guess what guys, I get almost no letters, calls or thoughts on Instant Replay. By the way and I say this and I don’t want it to sound, we’re setting attendance records.

(1) name one person inside the game who will actually say, on the record, that baseball has gone too far with replay. I would like to know who this is. No, Joe Torre and other people who serve at the pleasure of Bud Selig don’t count; and

(2) I have no doubt that, among people who actually sit down and write longhand letters and mail them to Bud Selig via the Postal Service, replay is not desired. That’s because these are people who can’t get the “12:00” on their top-loader VHS machines to stop flashing.

But, publish Bud Selig’s personal email address and let’s see if that remains the same …

  1. jon623 - Jul 23, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    It’s the “Because I’m Bud F**king Selig, that’s why!” picture. My favorite! :)

    I don’t buy for a second that good ol’ Bud Light genuinely thinks that the fans don’t want replay. Why doesn’t he just come out and say that he hears the fans, but thinks their wrong? Then an angry mob (which would undoubtebly include myself) could come after him with flaming bags of dog crap.

    I seem to really like the whole “flaming bags of dog crap” idea today. Hm.

  2. randygnyc - Jul 23, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    I don’t think a few hundred dedicated fans is gonna sway bud. I think we’d have to reach a 100,000 letters/signatures before they’d even acknowledge us.

  3. Walk - Jul 23, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Needed replay at braves game tonight for sure. Laz diaz probably does not want it though, it would cut down on his umpire save opportunities.

  4. budselog - Jul 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Bud is still thinking about it, much like Pete Rose. It’s only going to take 42954398 years.

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