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

Steve Greenberg Newsbeat

Friday, July 18, 2014

Top pick for next MLB commissioner rejects job offer

Bud Selig begrudgingly accepts staying on the job another 15 years.

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is set to step down from the position next January, and he already has a candidate in mind for who could replace him.

The thing is, he doesn’t want the job.

Steve Greenberg, a former MLB deputy commissioner and son of Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, is appreciative of the offer but doesn’t plan on taking it. Selig, who turns 80 later this month, has been baseball’s commissioner since 1998.

  “Early on, I told Bud I was not going to be a candidate,” Greenberg said to USA Today. “I’m sticking to that. I’m comfortable with that. I gave it a try in the early 90s, and I’m not at a place in my life where it makes sense to me. I know what’s involved. It’s a 24/7, 365-day schedule that the commissioner has to keep to do it right. The three years I spent in the commissioner’s office was exhausting.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 18, 2014 at 09:26 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: bud selig, commissioner's office, steve greenberg

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sebastian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRomo, Dunston involved in shouting match at Dodger Stadium
(1 - 12:33am, Sep 24)
Last: odds are meatwad is drunk

NewsblogHBT: Talking head says Jeter is “a fraud” and “you are all suckers”
(275 - 12:29am, Sep 24)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogMets near extension with GM Alderson
(47 - 12:27am, Sep 24)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8059 - 12:21am, Sep 24)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(3591 - 12:19am, Sep 24)
Last: The District Attorney

NewsblogChad | Have a heart! Root for the Royals
(37 - 12:16am, Sep 24)
Last: Shibal

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-23-2014
(110 - 12:14am, Sep 24)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogMLB’s Metal Detector Policy is What ‘Terrorists Winning Looks Like’
(10 - 11:59pm, Sep 23)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

NewsblogMLB creates pace of game committee
(115 - 11:57pm, Sep 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBrisbee: Adam Wainwright and the Jan Bradys of years past
(26 - 11:40pm, Sep 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogVance Worley member of All-Surprise Team
(3 - 10:32pm, Sep 23)
Last: zonk

NewsblogOT August 2014:  Wrassle Mania I
(223 - 9:56pm, Sep 23)
Last: andrewberg

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1958 Ballot
(4 - 9:52pm, Sep 23)
Last: MrC

NewsblogVIDEO: Jose Altuve leaves his feet to hit a high fastball
(6 - 9:23pm, Sep 23)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(308 - 8:22pm, Sep 23)
Last: Rob_Wood

Page rendered in 1.1871 seconds
47 querie(s) executed