Posted September 26, 2013

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to step down after 2014 season

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Bud Selig and Major League Baseball may intervene in a deteriorating situation over a new stadium for the Rays. (Bruce Hemmelgarn/Getty Images)

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will reportedly retire in January 2015.  (Bruce Hemmelgarn/Getty Images)

Major Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig formally announced his retirement today, effective in January 2015.

Selig, 79, has been baseball’s top executive since 1998, after serving in an acting capacity since 1992.  He had previously said that he would remain commissioner until the end of the 2014 season.

“Look, I’ve told everybody that I’ve got another 16, 17 months to go and I’ve got obviously lots of things I want to do and will do,” Selig said to SI.com earlier this month. “But I am convinced — I think it’s Jan. 24, 2015 that is the actual date — that I will be done. I believe that and I think everybody now understands that I will be done”

Selig has seen the league through steroid scandals, a work stoppage in the 1994 season resulting in the cancellation of the World Series, changes to the All-Star Game that now gives home-field advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the game and, most recently, the inclusion of a second wild-card team to the postseason.

 


16 comments
beekay31
beekay31

Don't worry.  I'm sure the owners already have their next puppet hand-picked.

rkcla08
rkcla08

i nominate myself to take over his position.  the game doesn't need another stodgy oldster (torre) to replace selig...it's time to bring the game into the 21st century.

John309
John309

The long reign of terror is finally drawing to a close. 

You will not be missed, Selig.

UBERTAXTHERICH
UBERTAXTHERICH

Good riddance you loser, way to tarnish the game you disease ridden freak.

robert.bruce.parsons
robert.bruce.parsons

He will be remembered as the man who did more to kill baseball than any other one person in history.  I am not the only person who loved the game before he showed up, who doesn't even watch it any more.  The circus he has put together doesn't even remotely resemble the National Pastime that we all used to love.

Good riddance.  It should have happened much earlier; in fact, he should have never been there.

GO22JETS
GO22JETS

This guy was nothing more than a seat filler as commissioner. He announces his resignation a  year early so he can collect all the farewell tour underserved accolades (and gifts).  

I say goodbye to you all now so you can feed my ego with the riches I deserve for an entire year!

Before you go, show some guts and get rid of A-rod and the other cheaters.


Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Good riddance. And take Roger Goodell with you.

RaymondSmith
RaymondSmith

Do us all a favor a leave now you gutless piece of sh*t. Thanks for destroying baseball.  

feboptimus703
feboptimus703

Get somebody who will demand competence from umpires.

Old Schoolers
Old Schoolers

Thank goodness . . . now someone change the stupid all-game winner / world series rule back.

6marK6
6marK6

Will the league survive without his dynamic and incredible leadership? The world waits to see.

PWINGS
PWINGS

@Rickapolis Don't forget Gary Bettman!! He set the standard for commissioners....by laying it on the ground.

John309
John309

@Old Schoolers  

This idiotic rule was a lame attempt to recover from the Milwaukee All-Star game of 2002.

 The signature moment of this POS's reign was when he threw his hands up in confusion, later declaring the game a tie. That picture sums up the cluelessness that is Bud Selig. 


I'm going to back off the above statement a little. Selig is indeed clueless, But that is not his worst trait. He may or may not be a decent human being, but as far as his involvement with baseball he is pure evil.

robert.bruce.parsons
robert.bruce.parsons

@IndependentsDay  "Hands down the dumbest rule ever created"

Well, second place anyway.  Right after the DH rule.  If interleague play was a "rule," I would say third place.