|Kenesaw Mountain Landis|
1921 or before by Keystone View Co.
via Wikimedia Commons
July 30 the incumbent, Allan Huber "Bud" Selig, will become 80 years old. Kenesaw Mountain Landis was the first commissioner who served from November 12, 1920 until his death November 25, 1944 at age 78. Selig has been commissioner since September 7, 1992 and has announced that he will leave office in January 2015 at which time he will have served almost as long as Landis.
Bud Selig replacement search finally begins. Will the money be comparable? Saturday, May 17, 2014
In 1970 Selig purchased the bankrupt Seattle Pilots franchise and moved the team to Milwaukee renaming them the Brewers. Quiet, unassuming Bud Selig has been wielding considerable power in baseball for almost 50 years, intentionally or not. Now it looks like his successor will be very much like him.
Owners, fire Bud! Monday, December 9, 2013
New commissioner attributes:
- under 50
- executive experience
Bud Selig: worst commissioner of all time in any sport? Friday, September 27, 2013
A commissioner is selected and paid by the team owners, so the commissioner's loyalty and fiduciary responsibility is to them, not the players and certainly not the fans. As such it makes sense for the owners to pick one of their own to represent them as they finally did for the first time with Selig who owned the Milwaukee team. Using that relationship, one could make a slim case that Selig has been successful. The owners, especially Selig personally, have made money while he has been commissioner.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Bud Selig has been a disaster as commissioner.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Great White Father
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Collapse is coming.
Monday, August 5, 2013 Worse offense: steroids or hitting batters in the head ... twice.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Vigilantism: so is it OK or not? Selig procrastinates...
Nothing that seemed good during the Selig administration happened because of him and that would not have happened anyway. Some stuff, like the second wild card and review of plays Selig opposed...
Vigilantism is alive and well under Selig...
The policy that sums up what a clown Selig has been is that the all star game decides home field advantage in the seventh game of the finals of the tournament.