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MLB to form a committee to find Bud Selig’s successor

May 15, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

Tweets from Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal:

Given how MLB committees tend to roll, I presume this means that we’ll get updates that the committee is still looking into the matter each year while Selig still reigns as Commissioner through, like, 2027. Five years from now Ken Rosenthal or someone will ask about it:

Rosenthal: “Bud, how is the committee’s work going?”

Selig: “We have top men working on it right now.”

Rosenthal: “Who?”

Selig: “Top. Men.”


  1. mikeinthevine - May 15, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Find someone who will rescind interleague play. Selig has ruined MLB with this marketing gimmick.

    • rpearlston - May 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      At 15 teams per league, it’s here to stay. I agree with your assessment, but it’s not possible at the moment.

    • Old Gator - May 15, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      But why? It gives fans of real baseball a regular opportunity to give thanks that their market hasn’t been lumbered with the mind-numbing monotony of designatedhitterball.

  2. hieronymous27 - May 15, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    How about Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto. Who else is more knowledgeable about the danger of illegal drugs? During the off-season Ford could take Gary Betman’s place as Comish of the NHL.

    • rpearlston - May 15, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      Edsel doesn’t recognize anything as a sport, save for drinking, snorting coke, and football.

  3. thisdamnbox - May 15, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    I think this committee should not be allowed to announce its finding until the Oakland As San Jose territory committee announces their findings.

    • Old Gator - May 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

      In which case Bud Light will become sports administration’s answer to Norman Bates’ mother.

  4. jimmyt - May 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt has been appointed to chair this comittee. Good move.

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