The Worst Commissioner in the History of Sports adds to his resume

C.B. Bucknor’s amateurish grandstanding is but another sorry legacy of the Used Car Salesman‘s stewardship. There is still zero accountability for umpires, whose performance has gone appreciably worse over the last 20 years.

Then there’s the money grubbing. Bud prevented the Nats from wearing Navy caps to honor the victims of the shootings at the neighboring yards, just as he did when the Mets wanted to wear caps commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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9 Comments on The Worst Commissioner in the History of Sports adds to his resume

  1. The caps thing is just gross. But I thought we fixed this umpire problem with sandy alderson and the umpires quitting in the early 2000s? angel hernandez and Bucknor are awful

  2. roadrunner48 // September 19, 2013 at 10:31 am //

    You are obviously wrong: Chuck Todd recently wrote a guest piece for ESPN on Selig’s greatness as Commissioner.

  3. Dont forget Bill Hohn and his umpshow. Atleast he is out of the game.

  4. Roger Goodell is giving Spud a run for his money.

  5. As for the caps, I think it is a lazy way to “honor” people or an event, just as I dislike pink bats, balls, and ribbons to raise breast cancer awareness. EVERYONE is “aware” of breast cancer. More money is spent on it by far than all forms of male-occurring cancer combined.

    Want to honor the victims of 9-11? Kill our enemies, in numbers large enough to dissuade them from their terror. Call Ft. Hood what Nidal Hasan calls it: jihad. DON’T call it workplace violence.
    Baseball caps? Silly and lazy.

  6. Sure, it’s symbolic, but Bud’s insensitive greed is fine w/ you? Would you like ballplayers to take up arms and fly to the Middle East?

    Being contrarian for the sake of being contrarian is also lazy.

  7. I like Chuck Todd, but that column was one of the most ignorant things I’ve ever read.

  8. As far as Bud’s greed goes, this is small potatoes compared to his other machinations. I agree to the extent it should be left up to the team, but, to me, it is symbolism bereft of substance.
    It became nauseatingly trendy to see celebs sporting NYPD caps after 9-11. Many of those same celebs would oppose the stop-and-frisk policy of the NYPD that helped make New York safer for everyone.

  9. roadrunner48 // September 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm //

    Well, I wouldn’t exactly say that Chuck is someone who speaks truth to power (you don’t get a nice side gig speaking at corporate events for $40k a pop by doing that), so his article came as no surprise.

    Equally predictable was reading David Gregory’s guest ESPN piece in which we learned (a.) that his favorite player as a kid was the plastic Steve Garvey and (b.) he’s leaving his Dodgers for the Nationals because, well, hey, it’s the thing to do if you want to be in the “in” crowd in DC.

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