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  1. Bud Selig's next big challenge is influencing Frank McCourt on ch...

    Mark Kreidler

    Sometime soon, somebody other than Frank McCourt is going to own the Dodgers. What's at stake? Bud Selig's legacy, for starters. And there might not be anything he can do about it.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  2. Bud Selig's attempted legacy of making MLB drug-free jeopardized ...

    Mark Kreidler

    Here's what we're learning from the Ryan Braun PED case: Neither MLB nor Bud Selig has moved beyond the drug issue, despite what the players and the commissioner say.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  3. Baseball's awful proposal to add a second wild card team to the p...

    Mark Kreidler

    We can think of only one reason to add a second wild-card team to the postseason: money. But money can't buy the sort of hair-raising regular-season finish we saw Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  4. Truth is hard to find in sports - commentary

    Mark Kreidler

    Like Diogenes the Cynic, we keep looking for an honest man (or woman) in the world of sports. And we keep coming up empty. The lesson: Obfuscation rules.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  5. These aren't the 2010 San Francisco Giants

    Mark Kreidler

    These Giants aren't the Giants people think they're rooting for. Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Brian Wilson are still on the roster, but the opportunistic hitting of 2010 just isn't there.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  6. Government flubs Roger Clemens perjury case

    Mark Kreidler

    For anyone who held out hope that there might be some legal finding, some jury pronouncement, that would help him decide what he thought about the Roger Clemens case, the government flubbed it.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  7. Mets, Dodgers and Major League Baseball's collision with reality

    Mark Kreidler

    What is MLB's dominant image as a glorious opportunity swings into view? A big bloody nose on both sides of the continent, is what. The Dodgers: reeling. The Mets: unraveling.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  8. MLB labor negotiations start promisingly compared to NBA, NFL

    Mark Kreidler

    First, give MLB's politicos credit where it is due. Point A: The sport is entering a labor negotiation. Point B: Nobody is talking about Armageddon.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  9. MLB Playoffs 2010: The San Francisco Giants are enjoying their pl...

    Mark Kreidler

    Tim Lincecum is a good-natured skater-punk kid. Pablo Sandoval is a cuddly goof. But the best reason to like these NLCS-bound Giants? Nobody is looking over his shoulder at the brooding visage of Barry Bonds.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  10. MLB playoffs 2010: Time for Bud Selig, baseball to stop resisting...

    Mark Kreidler

    Buster Posey was out. Michael Young swung. Greg Golson caught it. Three egregious calls in the first two days of the playoffs means baseball can't resist instant replay any longer.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2010
  11. Padres manager Bud Black is the NL's best this season

    Mark Kreidler

    No manager in the National League has done a better job this season than Padres skipper Bud Black.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2010
  12. Ozzie Guillen's thoughts on the way Major League Baseball treats ...

    Mark Kreidler

    Is Ozzie Guillen right? Do Asian players get preferential treatment over Latinos in baseball's handling of the language barrier? To get to the answer, you have to separate the message from the messenger.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2010
  13. MLB All-Star Game could use Stephen Strasburg, return to exhibiti...

    Mark Kreidler

    The MLB All-Star Game has never been in a stranger situation than it is right now. On Bud Selig's watch, and with all due respect to good intentions, this thing has become a schizophrenic, unruly mess.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  14. Stephen Strasburg, wunderkind, meet Tim Lincecum, writes Mark Kre...

    Mark Kreidler

    Tim Lincecum and Stephen Strasburg will never be confused for one another on the mound, but they share a common pressure: the strange territory of unbounded expectations.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  15. World Cup replay? MLB, NBA offer lessons to naysayers, Mark Kreid...

    Mark Kreidler

    There isn't a system in any sport or league that is without its detractors. But if soccer is waiting for its Armando Galarraga moment to spur it on to the use of the best technologies available to ensure fair results, it is already four decades late.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  16. Why do Carl Edwards, Alex Ovechkin and Brittney Griner get slaps ...

    Mark Kreidler

    Carl Edwards drives. Brittney Griner dunks. Alex Ovechkin skates (or will again very soon). Baffled by the inconsistencies in the scales of sports justice? Just follow the money.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2010