Souhan: Baseball won't let Selig get away yet

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 18, 2012 - 11:24 AM

The commissioner will hang around awhile, turning answers into verbal essays.

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drsmithJan. 17, 12 8:55 PM

"Buddy" may be a nice guy but I will always think of him as one of the people that tried to get rid of the Twins.

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northhillJan. 17, 12 9:55 PM

Drsmith,blame Carl Pohlad too.I think the verdict on Selig is mixed.Sure,we are seeing the best baseball ever but how much is due to Selig? Selig was also slow to act on Steriods.McGwire,Bonds,and Sosa helped Major League Baseball increase attendance dramatically.The Pohlads at the same time were trying to contract the Twins.The Minnesota Twins play in Minnesota today in spite of Bud Selig, Mr Souhan, not because of him.

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lindy_frank123Jan. 17, 1210:13 PM

Please Jim when you are reporting about the MLB. write about someone besides "Bozo Bud". What a joke he's been.Yeh and dead wood at work lasts for 20 years too. Real mystery is how "incompetance" endures in the world.

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tmack24Jan. 17, 1210:26 PM

I agree with all of you, I would also like to add that even though he has sold his Brewers; their trophy case remains empty! Minnesota 2 Wisconsin 0 !!!!

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toosweet64Jan. 17, 1210:30 PM

Bud wants to know why the fans don't feel that there is parity in baseball? The average fan is able to pick probably 80% of the teams that will make the playoffs every year. Mr. Selig continues to pander to the "big markets" and continues to be a puppet. It only continues in the new collective bargaining agreement by "suggesting" draft spending cap amounts instead of hard slotting and still having no international draft. I certainly hope these next two years go by fast.

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suprpoleJan. 18, 12 7:16 AM

Bud is nothing but a owners gopher. He might as well stay. The next one will be another gopher. Owners don't want a real commissioner, they what someone that will do what he is told to do. If the owners real cared about the game we would have a salary cap. The Twins don't want one, they might have to spend more money.

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nighteJan. 18, 12 8:15 AM

He turned a blind eye to steroids until he was forced to address the issue. Ticket sales are more important than cheating.

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meegwichJan. 18, 12 8:16 AM

Could not disagree more with this article. Selig is/was/always will be, a stooge and a puppet. He has almost no business ethics, and never has had. It's what has lined his or his "buddies" pockets that have mattered most to him. MLB is a complete joke when it comes to steriod drug use and that all falls on the great Bud. It was already mentioned but it bears repeating...the Twins are playing in spite of Selig...not because of.

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hv4everJan. 18, 12 8:21 AM

I do believe there is parity in baseball, and Bud has helped this along. Sure, the Yankees, Red Sox, Cardinals, etc seem to always make the playoffs - but there are always newcomers who decide to make noise. Who would have thought just four years ago that the Rays would be a powerhouse? Or the Rangers would win back-to-back pennants? Or the Giants would be champs? Even if the newcomers are one-year wonders like the White Sox or Rockies, you can't say that there is no parity. At least now most teams have some type of chance to get to the playoffs. The only drawback is lousy ownership such as is present in Pittsburgh and KC.

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boshkJan. 18, 12 8:31 AM

just think how much better baseball would be if he would have stuck to his guns back then and didnt become the commissioner. and he may have cracked down on steroids, but it was under his watch that he let it continue on.

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