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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

ESPN: Sources: Selig successor decided next week

Mighty Manfred the Wonder Commissioner

Bud Selig’s successor as commissioner of baseball is expected to be decided next week, sources confirmed, when MLB owners assemble in Baltimore to vote on three finalists for the job.

The three final candidates, according to one source familiar with the vote, are MLB’s chief operating officer, Rob Manfred, MLB executive vice president for business Tim Brosnan and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner…Manfred has long been viewed as the favorite to succeed Selig. However, a dissenting group, which sources say has been led by Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno, has nominated Werner for the job and has been working behind the scenes to rally the eight votes needed to block Manfred’s election.

I still like W as the dark horse

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 05, 2014 at 09:10 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TerpNats Posted: August 06, 2014 at 03:37 AM (#4765301)
But some of us thought the Red Sox already ran MLB, a la the O'Malleys 50 years ago.
   2. Lassus Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:17 AM (#4765319)
OH CRAP I need to buy a suit.

Also, within 10 minutes of the announcement, I'd probably move as far away from Turner Field as possible.
   3. Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:55 AM (#4765330)
I still like W as the dark horse

I think you mean ARod.
   4. bob gee Posted: August 06, 2014 at 08:25 AM (#4765338)
rest in peace doug pappas, rest in peace.

   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 08:55 AM (#4765345)
But what about the names like Bob Costas and George W. Bush that I've heard that always get mentioned by media. These are just boring lawyer/businessman types!
   6. GregD Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:06 AM (#4765450)
why would Werner take the job?
   7. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:11 AM (#4765460)
It would cut out the middleman.
   8. The District Attorney Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:26 AM (#4765478)
What is the dissidents' objection to Manfred? The article doesn't say.
   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:31 AM (#4765480)
What is the dissidents' objection to Manfred? The article doesn't say.

I assume it's that Reinsdorf doesn't have Manfred in his back pocket. Moreno is just window-dressing. [/cynicism]
   10. Moloka'i Three-Finger Brown (Declino DeShields) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:41 PM (#4765555)
They're blinded by the light.
   11. Swedish Chef Posted: August 06, 2014 at 01:19 PM (#4765590)
A mystery candidate named Giles will appear from nowhere looking suspiciously like Selig in a mustache.
   12. alilisd Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:08 PM (#4765640)
Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner

I might stop following baseball if this happens. This guy screwed the Padres even moreso than Moores did. Absolutely cannot abide him.
   13. SOLockwood Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:37 PM (#4765667)
Is there a random Air Force general who can be dropped in at the last minute?
   14. Nasty Nate Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:39 PM (#4765668)
Werner is a clown.
   15. Srul Itza Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:49 PM (#4765679)
Werner is a clown.

As compared to Selig?

Has it really mattered who the Commissioner was at any time in the last 25 years?

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