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  1. Heading for more playoffs in 2012?

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Looks like commissioner Bud's got some interesting ideas kicking around in there ... Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig gave his strongest indication yet that two extra wild-card teams will be added to the playoffs for 2012."I like it enough, s...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  2. Revisiting those plucky Strikers of '94

    Rob Neyer

    Gene Orza is retiring, and I'll bet Bud Selig will miss him. A lot. From Sports Business Journal: Although the MLBPA is often said to be the strongest of the sports unions, in part because it is the only one that was able to resist a salary cap, it ...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  3. Selling the Dodgers is the only option

    Rob Neyer

    Bill Shaikin on what the commissioner thinks about the Dodgers: [Bud] Selig has remained virtually silent on the issue since the McCourts filed for divorce 11 months ago, saying only that the legal proceedings needed to play out. However, accord...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  4. Silicon Valley millionaires are people, too

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Calcaterra on a lovely bout of naked self-interest: The Silicon Valley Leadership group has sent a letter to Bud Selig in support of the Athletics moving to San Jose. You can read a press release about it and -- if you click an extra link -- ...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  5. Commish outlaws Nov. World Series

    Rob Neyer

    As I've said many times -- well, on the rare occasions when it's come up -- when the commissioner does something unblemished by selfishness or commercialism or rank public relations, he deserves credit for it. Like (via Bob Nightengale): Major Leagu...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  6. Get used to current alignment

    Rob Neyer

    Shocking: Buster Olney reports that, for all of the recent chatter about realignment, radical or otherwise, Bud Selig's Gold Star, Blue Ribbon, extra-special committee hasn't dealt with the issue at all, and that they're not expected to. Olney says...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  7. MLB and Blue Jays should have known

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is a shame but you can hardly question the move: Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced Tuesday that the Phillies-Blue Jays series will be played in Philadelphia because of the G20 Summit. The three-game series June 25-27 will b...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  8. What's really wrong with baseball

    Rob Neyer

    If I were Bud Selig, this would be the most important essay I read all spring ... One night last month while I watched the Oakland Athletics pitchers walk 10 New York Yankees, an idea occurred to me about what some people find "wrong" with baseball....

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  9. Are radical changes really on the way?

    Rob Neyer

    From the Times Sunday, a nice overview of the supposed changes that might be a-coming ... So it will be interesting to see what emanates this season from Commissioner Bud Selig's recently formed 14-member committee of managers, general managers, o...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  10. A year later, A's still in limbo

    Rob Neyer

    Did you hear the news about the possible relocation of the Athletics? If not, don't worry; the news isn't new: Baseball commissioner Bud Selig met with Oakland Athletics officials on Sunday in regard to a new stadium but said there is no timetable ...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  11. "Floating" realignment interesting, impractical

    Rob Neyer

    Ah, a new meme: "floating" realignment. Let's enjoy it while we can, because it probably won't last long. Tom Verducci has the juicy details: When baseball commissioner Bud Selig named a 14-person "special committee for on-field matters" four mo...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  12. What umps' new contract means

    Rob Neyer

    On the new agreement between MLB and the umpires, straight from the horse's mouth: As part of the agreement, Commissioner Bud Selig will have more flexibility to dictate expansion of the instant replay system and umpires will now be able to work in...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  13. Recommending a few minor changes

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of the news about commissioner Bud Selig's "special committee," Thomas Boswell's got a number of suggestions -- 10 of them, in fact. Let's go through each of them (and I'll paraphrase for brevity's sake), with my comments in italics ... ...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  14. Is Commissioner Bud going to kill the DH?

    Rob Neyer

    Phil Rogers goes straight for the gut: Is the designated hitter rule finally on its way out with Major League Baseball? To be fair, it's premature to ask such a potentially provocative question. But thanks to Commissioner Bud Selig's decision to...

    Blog | December 16, 2009
  15. Are teams really losing money?

    Rob Neyer

    More from the Commish: Some teams lost money in 2009, baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday after the final owners meeting of the year. "There was no question about that," Selig said. "I don't think the concerns have been ameliorated a...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  16. Will October sked really be tightened?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, it turns out that Mike Scioscia wasn't the only baseball man who thought this year's postseason schedule was screwy. Bud Selig does, too! "We're going to change it," Selig said. "I don't disagree with Mike Scioscia. I think he was right, so we...

    Blog | November 19, 2009