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ESPN: Crasnick: Who Will Fill Selig’s Shoes?

Andy MacPhail? George Mitchell? Steve Greenberg? Dubya?

Crasnick fawns over Selig and speculates on what will happen when Bud is finally put on ice in ‘09…

Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: January 21, 2007 at 08:29 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. schuey Posted: January 22, 2007 at 02:11 AM (#2284075)
Don'tgo Bud, don't retire to those beautiful Milwaukee sunsets. Be like Ramses II or Franz Joseph and reign over your happy subjects forever.
   2. MSI Posted: January 22, 2007 at 02:37 AM (#2284082)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
   3. Halofan Posted: January 22, 2007 at 03:32 AM (#2284106)
Like Queen Victoria
   4. Dr. Vaux Posted: January 22, 2007 at 03:35 AM (#2284108)
I doubt if his replacement will be any better, and certinly could be worse. It will be either an owner or a complete owner lap-dog, and as such will almost certainly be a Republican to boot.
   5. McCoy Posted: January 22, 2007 at 04:05 AM (#2284132)
Three words, George W. Bush.
   6. Rich Rifkin I Posted: January 22, 2007 at 04:38 AM (#2284155)
"Fay Vincent wrote in his book that Bush was interested in becoming commissioner before running for governor of Texas, but that Bud Selig cut him off at the pass. While a Major League Baseball official privately denied the story to ESPN.com, it's not too farfetched to see Bush considering the post again down the road. A former chief executive can spend only so much time on the lecture circuit and serving on corporate boards before he starts looking for a new challenge."

One word: strategery.
   7. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: January 22, 2007 at 12:44 PM (#2284267)
Somebody with small feet, cause those shoes ain't very big.
   8. bunyon Posted: January 22, 2007 at 12:49 PM (#2284270)
Well, many wish he wasn't, but he's a two-term president. Those guys don't often take "real" jobs again. My guess is that it will be a young executive type with whom most of us are currently unaware.
   9. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 22, 2007 at 01:32 PM (#2284285)
Nobody's said it yet? Oh right, Hitler's dead. Kim Jong-il will have to do then.
   10. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: January 22, 2007 at 02:22 PM (#2284322)
Fearless prediction: Sandy Alderson.
   11. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: January 22, 2007 at 05:33 PM (#2284532)
One thing is all but guaranteed: no matter who ends up eventually succeeding Selig, plenty of Primates will ##### and moan about what a horrible commissioner he is.

I do pray with all my might that it isn't Bush. This place already has more than enough Bush Derangement Syndrome as it is now.
   12. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 22, 2007 at 06:05 PM (#2284552)
Bush Derangement Syndrome
Never heard of BDS? Is that thinking that if you off an historically brutal dictator in a fractious country then a liberal (traditional sense) democracy will automatically rise from the ashes, no planning needed?
   13. Chip Posted: January 22, 2007 at 06:30 PM (#2284576)
Never heard of BDS? Is that thinking that if you off an historically brutal dictator in a fractious country then a liberal (traditional sense) democracy will automatically rise from the ashes, no planning needed?

Another symptom of BDS is ongoing favorable comparisons of Bush to Lincoln. Fred Barnes, Hugh Hewitt, and William Kristol are among the obvious victims. When did they start posting here?
   14. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: January 22, 2007 at 06:38 PM (#2284581)
Of course, it goes without saying that the appropriate comparison is to compare Bush to Hitler.

I think that Barnes, Hewitt, and Kristol probably started posting here at right around that same time George Soros, Randi Rhodes, And Robert Scheer did.
   15. The Polish Sausage Racer Posted: January 22, 2007 at 07:27 PM (#2284633)
Obviously George W Bullshit. Why do you think Seligula chose 2009?
   16. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: January 22, 2007 at 07:30 PM (#2284636)
ESPN: Crasnick: Who Will Fill Selig’s Shoes?

I always assumed it'd be Selig's bladder.

Best Regards

John
   17. MSI Posted: January 23, 2007 at 02:07 AM (#2284911)
Conan O'Brien!
   18. GregD Posted: January 23, 2007 at 02:58 AM (#2284927)
Why would Bush take a job that you could be fired from, by a simple majority vote of a group of notorious nuts and egomaniacs? The Commissioner of Baseball doesn't have enough power to make it appealing to anyone on that level; I'd be surprised if Senator Mitchell would take it without some serious restructuring.
   19. Srul Itza Posted: January 23, 2007 at 02:59 AM (#2284928)
Who Will Fill Selig’s Shoes?

And what will they fill it with? Cement?
   20. A triple short of the cycle Posted: January 23, 2007 at 03:07 AM (#2284930)
Why would Bush take a job that you could be fired from, by a simple majority vote of a group of notorious nuts and egomaniacs? The Commissioner of Baseball doesn't have enough power to make it appealing to anyone on that level

For the reason you state, it is the perfect job for Bush.

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