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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
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   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. Jim (jimmuscomp) 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. Cloude Atlas (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. madvillain 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."

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