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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bud Selig would rather skip the champagne

Aaah…put a sub-suberin cork in it.

As cameras captured the Giants’ wild celebration, Selig frowned.

“This is something I am not happy about: spraying champagne all over,” he said. “I’m not a fan of that.”

Would he like to put a stop to it?

“I don’t know that we can,” he said.

You’re the commissioner, he was reminded. Of course you could.

“We could,” he said. “I understand that. It is something I have talked to the clubs about and will continue to talk to the clubs about.  You want to have great celebrations, fine. But spraying each other with champagne is not that.”

So would he want the clubs to celebrate without champagne, or in some other way?

“It has been a conversation amongst clubs and club owners,” he said. “I’m not saying we will do anything. But it is something we have talked about.”

 

Repoz Posted: October 13, 2012 at 04:31 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. cardsfanboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4268128)
Hopefully Selig doesn't take a page out of the NFL(no fun league) Prohibition has been repealed, people need to learn to let people enjoy themselves.
   2. Tom (and his broom) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4268147)
What he meant was that they should be spraying beer all over each other, with the labels clearly visible as that of a major sponsor. After all, how much money does the champagne industry spend sponsoring baseball?

What, you thought he had some kind of moral conflict?
   3. Bob Tufts Posted: October 13, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4268150)
Kudos to you, Tom.

I forsee victory celebrations for making the playoffs, winning the wild card, division, championship and World Series being put out for sponsorship bids to the food and beverage industry.

Can you imagine if they were throwing Crown Royal all over the place?
   4. Tin Angel Posted: October 13, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4268153)
I don't know Bud, everyone hunched over doing lines just doesn't have the same aesthetic appeal.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4268155)
I forsee victory celebrations for making the playoffs, winning the wild card, division, championship and World Series being put out for sponsorship bids to the food and beverage industry.


That is something I see happening.
   6. philoye Posted: October 13, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4268177)
I forsee victory celebrations for making the playoffs, winning the wild card, division, championship and World Series being put out for sponsorship bids to the food and beverage industry.


Formula 1 says hello
   7. Tom (and his broom) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4268216)
I just hope Stone Brewing gets a sponsorship if this happens.

The Arrogant Bastard victory celebration sounds so much more appropriate then the Coors Light victory celebration.
   8. Lassus Posted: October 13, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4268219)
Maybe they should all drink port.
   9. pthomas Posted: October 13, 2012 at 06:10 PM (#4268220)
Doesn't like the champagne, but huge chaws inflating cheeks every day of the season is quite ok.
   10.  Shoeless Swedish Chef Posted: October 13, 2012 at 06:15 PM (#4268226)
Wasting large amounts of alcoholic beverages on fooling around and not drinking it is insulting to drunks everywhere.

EDIT: Not to mention that it is heresy according to Sweden's largest religion, the Cult of the Little Green Plastic Bag Filled With Clinging Bottles.
   11. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 13, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4268253)
What he meant was that they should be spraying beer all over each other, with the labels clearly visible as that of a major sponsor. After all, how much money does the champagne industry spend sponsoring baseball?

Where does Captain Morgan fit in?
   12. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 13, 2012 at 07:13 PM (#4268275)
Splatter responsibly.
   13. Balkroth Posted: October 13, 2012 at 07:19 PM (#4268281)
Where does Captain Morgan fit in?

That is for the umpire's celebration
   14. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: October 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM (#4268287)
What he meant was that they should be spraying beer all over each other, with the labels clearly visible as that of a major sponsor. After all, how much money does the champagne industry spend sponsoring baseball?

This year is the first time I've ever noticed a Budweiser logo -- or even a sponsor logo of any kind -- on the cellophane protecting the players' lockers during the champagne celebrating.
   15. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM (#4268288)
Bud studiously avoids any errant contact with liquid to maintain his current state of well-controlled desiccation.
   16. Tom (and his broom) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4268337)
Aren't there Budweiser logos everywhere around the Cardinals?
   17. Bob Tufts Posted: October 13, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4268372)
This year is the first time I've ever noticed a Budweiser logo -- or even a sponsor logo of any kind -- on the cellophane protecting the players' lockers during the champagne celebrating.


Then we are one step closer to MLB safe sex days at the park and "Mets Condom Nights".
   18. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM (#4268704)
I'm going to wait and see what Nolan Ryan has to say about this before I make up my mind.
   19. Brian White Posted: October 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4268721)
Maybe they should all drink port.


Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
   20. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:02 AM (#4269250)
Then we are one step closer to MLB safe sex days at the park and "Mets Condom Nights".

Nahhh, that's for the fans hiding under the tarps covering the seats in Oakland. Maybe next year.

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