If this doesn’t bring the fans into Miller Park, what will?
The “Selig Experience” attraction opens this week at Miller Park. It’s billed as a state-of-the art tribute to the franchise’s history and symbol of baseball’s rock-solid future in Milwaukee.
“Everything is really, really extraordinary. I can’t emphasize that,” said Selig, who got an early glimpse at the exhibit. “I am rarely speechless in my life. I was speechless.”
I let the machine pick up, and was more than a little bemused to hear this: Rob, this is Commissioner Selig. I read your column on ESPN and wanted to talk to you about it. When you get a chance, please call me at …”
Selig clearly had a print-out of my ESPN.com column at hand, probably with the offending passages highlighted by a flunky. And he spent the next half-hour or so simply going through the passages, and telling me exactly how I’d gotten each one so horribly wrong. A few times, I ...
Craig Calcaterra’s take on Bug Selig’s tenure as Commissioner.
“The scouts are among the most underappreciated part of the game of baseball, so what Dennis has done with his foundation and dinner is just so right. That’s why I come,” Selig said. “What Dennis has done for them is remarkable.”
I hope nobody gets arrested at the party.
This week’s quarterly meetings for the 30 MLB owners will double as a retirement party for Bud Selig, whose 23-year tenure as commissioner officially ends Jan. 25.
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