Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Mlbtv Newsbeat

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Deadspin: Bud Selig, The Commissioner Who Didn’t Matter

Bud Selig’s invisible hand.

For the last two decades, Selig has been less a dictatorial overlord than a steward whose job has been to guide the functioning, faux-competitive monopoly of Major League Baseball with an even, unobtrusive hand. When you look at his tenure this way, you begin to notice not just that it has been enormously successful for the people he serves—the owners of baseball teams—but that his great achievements have an air of passive inevitability. Like a manager with a steady grip on his team, Selig’s style has been to let the game grow without f*****g anything up too badly.

eddieot Posted: October 24, 2013 at 03:52 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: bud selig, mlbtv, seligula

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBryce Harper benched for 'lack of hustle' despite quad injury
(66 - 9:45am, Apr 20)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogDaniel Bryan's 'YES!' chant has spread to the Pirates' dugout
(100 - 9:43am, Apr 20)
Last: NJ in DC (Now unemployed!)

NewsblogRB: Carlos Beltran: more of a center fielder than Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb or Duke Snider. So what?
(41 - 9:42am, Apr 20)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOTP April 2014: BurstNET Sued for Not Making Equipment Lease Payments
(1739 - 9:30am, Apr 20)
Last: Publius Publicola

NewsblogJohn Torres: Baseball must bag sickening farewell tours
(6 - 9:29am, Apr 20)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogChase Utley is the hottest hitter in baseball and has a shot at .400
(63 - 9:05am, Apr 20)
Last: Cooper Nielson

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread March, 2014
(939 - 9:03am, Apr 20)
Last: The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott)

NewsblogDoug Glanville: I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway
(368 - 8:23am, Apr 20)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogOT: The NHL is finally back thread, part 2
(154 - 7:47am, Apr 20)
Last: Chris Fluit

Newsblogmets.com: Through hitting system, Mets aim to build winner
(9 - 1:43am, Apr 20)
Last: Benji

NewsblogI Don’t Care If I Ever Get Back — And I Might Not
(4 - 1:21am, Apr 20)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogA’s Jed Lowrie “flabbergasted” by Astros’ response to bunt
(13 - 12:53am, Apr 20)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogPirates Acquire Ike Davis From Mets
(38 - 12:45am, Apr 20)
Last: Ray (RDP)

Jim's Lab NotesWe're Moved! (And Burst.net can bite me!)
(102 - 12:40am, Apr 20)
Last: kthejoker

NewsblogBaseball Researcher: Some Very Fortunate Footage
(4 - 12:28am, Apr 20)
Last: KT's Pot Arb

Demarini, Easton and TPX Baseball Bats

 

 

 

 

Page rendered in 0.1487 seconds
47 querie(s) executed