Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, May 02, 2014

Bud Selig: Replay system very good

and so is this spiffy 1913 Scripps-Booth Bi-Autogo!

• Selig insisted the institution of replay is going well, despite at least one prominent “glitch” in a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game.

“For a new system, this has been remarkable,” Selig said. “And they’re getting it right. Other sports have had replay systems that are far from perfect. So I feel very good about it. Very good.”

• Selig said MLB, which opened its 2014 season in Australia with the Los Angeles Dodgers facing the Arizona Diamondbacks, again will have an international presence next season.

“We’ll play somewhere next year which I think will surprise people,” Selig said. “We’re working on a series of things now.”

• The commissioner mostly steered clear of talk regarding the NBA controversy regarding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks.

“I’m not going to comment on that,” Selig said. “I haven’t commented all week. I don’t like to comment on other sports. ... I’ll let [NBA commissioner] Adam Silver, who is a very, very fine, very smart man, whom I have I talked to—I’ll let him do all the commenting.”

Asked if MLB would be equipped to handle a similar situation, Selig alluded to one-time controversies involving Marge Schott and George Steinbrenner.

“I don’t want to get into that, except we do have a history, without me going back into it, and our constitution is different than the other sports,” Selig said.

Repoz Posted: May 02, 2014 at 09:36 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: nfl, zzzzzzz

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Cooper Teenoh Posted: May 02, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4699331)
You know what would be a surprising place to open the 2015 season?

Cincinnati.

   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 02, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4699336)
Or Washington.
   3. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: May 02, 2014 at 10:56 PM (#4699363)
Yeah - I'm not a big proponent of starting the season abroad. It seems to unnecessarily screw with teams....
   4. Swedish Chef Posted: May 03, 2014 at 02:48 AM (#4699442)
“We’ll play somewhere next year which I think will surprise people,” Selig said. “We’re working on a series of things now.”

A series in Europe is expected one of these years, so I wouldn't be surprised by that. Then again, maybe he is planning to show the benighted natives of Montreal the wonders of baseball.
   5. Bhaakon Posted: May 03, 2014 at 03:22 AM (#4699449)
“We’ll play somewhere next year which I think will surprise people,” Selig said. “We’re working on a series of things now.”


Dubai, in a hover-stadium.
   6. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: May 03, 2014 at 08:26 AM (#4699470)
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU PROLES
   7. AndrewJ Posted: May 03, 2014 at 09:31 AM (#4699514)
And how much have foreign countries really taken to these MLB openers, anyway?
   8. This is going to be state of the art wall Posted: May 03, 2014 at 11:39 AM (#4699564)
Selig would have made a fine party boss back in the day, he never met a palm he didn't want to grease.
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 03, 2014 at 11:44 AM (#4699570)
Selig stopped by the booth at the Rockies-Mets game last night. It was a great opportunity to mute the sound and put on the Cure's "Disintegration."

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 15 January 2018:Mississippi's anti-gay marriage law is hurting two college baseball teams
(535 - 10:02am, Jan 17)
Last: Zonk, Genius of the Stables

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(517 - 10:00am, Jan 17)
Last: Mefisto

Gonfalon CubsStatus of the Roster mid-December
(97 - 10:00am, Jan 17)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogAndruw of Center Field
(122 - 10:00am, Jan 17)
Last: Rally

NewsblogHere's why baseball's economic system might be broken
(19 - 9:56am, Jan 17)
Last: Steve Parris, Je t'aime

NewsblogChristian Yelich's relationship with Miami Marlins is 'irretrievably broken,' agent says
(7 - 9:47am, Jan 17)
Last: fra paolo

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(1433 - 9:46am, Jan 17)
Last: Steve Parris, Je t'aime

Hall of MeritAndy Pettitte
(23 - 9:45am, Jan 17)
Last: Carl Goetz

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(2647 - 9:44am, Jan 17)
Last: SPICEY WITH A SIDE OF BEER ON A BABYYYYYYY

NewsblogJeter may get mayor’s help on Marlins home run sculpture | Miami Herald
(16 - 9:33am, Jan 17)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogWhat Is Baseball’s Equivalent of the Vikings’ Miraculous Victory?
(12 - 9:31am, Jan 17)
Last: Rally

NewsblogWhy Adrian Gonzalez can bother the Mets’ clubhouse | New York Post
(4 - 9:24am, Jan 17)
Last: formerly dp

NewsblogAre Teams “Buying the Dip” in the Relief Market? | FanGraphs Baseball
(3 - 9:22am, Jan 17)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(1315 - 8:57am, Jan 17)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogPadres won't feature brown uniforms until 2020, at the earliest - The San Diego Union-Tribune
(1 - 6:28am, Jan 17)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

Page rendered in 0.2330 seconds
47 querie(s) executed