It seems most sportswriters have never heard of the McCourts, Jeffrey Loria, the Baseball Network, the ’94 strike, C.B. Bucknor, officially sanctioned 9/11 caps, Spiderman on the bases, contracting the Twins, PED’s …
Exhibit 1: Richard Justice of MLB.com
Bud Selig’s legacy is about as uncomplicated as it gets. He’s the best Commissioner baseball has ever had. Is that uncomplicated enough?
All the good things that have happened to baseball the past 21 years have been a byproduct of Selig’s leadership, persistence and vision. To plenty of owners, players, etc., it’s difficult to comprehend the sport without him.
That’s what A’s owner Lew Wolff had in mind a couple of years ago when he sent Selig the following e-mail: “You will not retire until I expire.”
The overflowing sewage in Oakland’s stadium may make that a reality.
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