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Friday, November 16, 2012

Bud Selig gives Fred Wilpon’s ownership group a vote of confidence

I bet Selig is also confident his Donald Trump-style hair looks good. (Click through to the article to see the photo.)

Jim Furtado Posted: November 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bud selig, economics, mets

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   1. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM (#4304262)
Holy hell. Everyone MUST click through to see the picture. It is worth it.

It contains every Selig-ism in one picture. Goofy face, arms waiving and THE HAIR. If only he was bathing in a sea of dollar bills it would be perfect....

[Edit] - caption contest?

Here's mine: "Danger, Danger Mister Wilpon".
   2. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM (#4304270)
Oh, ####.
   3. Meatwad Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:10 PM (#4304274)
"I Just met you and this is crazy, but here's my number, so contract you maybe?
   4. Mark S. is bored Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM (#4304275)
Oh God! What the hell is that animal attached to the top of his head?
   5. DA Baracus Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM (#4304283)
I have no one to blame but myself for looking at it while eating.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM (#4304286)
It's significantly more blonde than the other animal that was formerly attached to his head.
   7. Addison Russell T. Davies (chris h.) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM (#4304291)
Selig Shrugged.
   8. eddieot Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM (#4304293)
Some whispering around baseball that Bud has, um, lost a few miles off his fastball ... that image does nothing to refute that impression.
   9. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4304356)
Behold your king.
   10. Randy Jones Posted: November 16, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4304379)
That's actually Selig in his Halloween costume. He was Jared Leto from Fight Club...after getting beat up by Ed Norton.
   11. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 16, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4304398)
You buried the lead. The thing on his head is definitely the lead.
   12. thetailor (Brian) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 02:25 PM (#4304438)
Megdal hatchet-job based off this article in 3, 2, 1...
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 16, 2012 at 02:35 PM (#4304453)
It's significantly more blonde . . .

Why would a wealthy, aging man alter his appearance so dramatically? I'd look for another blonde.

   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 02:39 PM (#4304461)
Holy hell. Everyone MUST click through to see the picture. It is worth it.

The first time where Madeline Albright would have been a huge upgrade.
   15. TerpNats Posted: November 16, 2012 at 02:41 PM (#4304469)
Selig going blond? Who does he think he is, Dwayne Hickman from his Dobie Gillis years?
   16. The District Attorney Posted: November 16, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4304477)
Selig remains confident that Fred Wilpon's ownership group has the money to field a competitive team regardless of how little is being used to improve the Mets, one of baseball's premier franchises in the sport's biggest market.

"They said they do and I think they do," Selig said
"As far as the Mets are concerned, I know they're very comfortable where they are and they're very optimistic. I'll take them at their word."
Well, as long as Bud's got good reasons.

(And no, I have no idea what that hair is about.)
   17. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: November 16, 2012 at 03:07 PM (#4304506)
This bright orange hair is usually a mistake made by men whose hair is going from medium-dark grey to light grey. It happened to my uncle Tom, leading to hilarity preserved for eternity in my wedding photos, it happened to Paul McCartney, and now at the impressive age of 78 it has happened to Bud Selig, whose real hair color survived longer than most men's.
   18. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4304510)
Seriously, though...In that shot he looks like he should be wearing a sandwichboard and screaming about Bill Gates and the end of days.
   19. MHS Posted: November 16, 2012 at 03:34 PM (#4304538)
Once this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious s*&t
   20. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 03:41 PM (#4304544)

This bright orange hair is usually a mistake made by men whose hair is going from medium-dark grey to light grey. It happened to my uncle Tom, leading to hilarity preserved for eternity in my wedding photos, it happened to Paul McCartney, and now at the impressive age of 78 it has happened to Bud Selig, whose real hair color survived longer than most men's.


Tim McCarver also went through some interesting hair colors before he said "to heck with it."
   21. GregQ Posted: November 16, 2012 at 04:15 PM (#4304572)
Maybe he is some form of strange contest with Donald Trump to see who can have the oddest hair and act like it is normal in public? Tim McCarver went with what I like to call Motor Oil Red for a while as a hair color.
   22. 'Spos Posted: November 16, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4304596)
So is this the equivalent of giving a manager an extra year on his contract, only to fire his sorry ### a few months later?
   23. Benji Posted: November 16, 2012 at 06:40 PM (#4304686)
Bud's "comfortable" that what should be a flagship franchise is uncompetitive and unwatchable. That tells you all you need to know about Bud Selig.
   24. Bote Man Posted: November 17, 2012 at 12:58 AM (#4304811)
I take him at his word.
   25. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: November 17, 2012 at 02:42 AM (#4304820)
Holy crap. I read the comments before clicking the link and figured Selig's 'do was being oversold. It wasn't.

With no comment from ownership, the only signs that suggest the Wilpons finally may be digging out from the Bernard Madoff mess is their efforts to re-sign David Wright to a multiyear contract extension and general manager Sandy Alderson's recent remarks about more flexibility with the 2013 payroll.

Of course, Wright has yet to sign and team officials have not expressed the same optimism about an extension with R.A. Dickey, who certainly increased his value by winning the Cy Young Award.
Those aren't signs. Wright hasn't signed, and Alderson, as do many GMs, has lied in the past about payroll. Worst, the idea that the Mets might be reasonably healthy, financial, yet unable to sign Dickey, who's hugely popular, is a bad, bad joke. The idiocy that the team might improve the quickest by trading Dickey is just bizarre. That they're really going to get a couple of regulars who will promptly improve the team more than keeping Dickey will is nonsensical.

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