Tag: Bud Selig

Wilpon Joins Alderson In Painting A Better Tomorrow, But I Need More Than Just Talk

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
Wilpon Joins Alderson In Painting A Better Tomorrow, But I Need More Than Just Talk

Fred Wilpon spoke with Steven Marcus of Newsday on Monday and said he is confident in Sandy Alderson’s plan for the Mets. The Mets owner added that things will improve now that the big unproductive contracts are coming off the books. “We’re coming to the end of the time when we have had an overhang of players […]

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Avenging Angel: Will Botched Call Pave Way For Centralized Review?

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Avenging Angel: Will Botched Call Pave Way For Centralized Review?

Susan Slusser of the SF Gate reported this morning on a botched call that resulted in Bob Melvin of the Oakland A’s being tossed kicking and screaming from a game against Cleveland last night for arguing after a home run review didn’t go his way. With two outs in the ninth, Adam Rosales hit a […]

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Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

Beginning In 1985, as owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig and numerous other owners colluded to undermine free agency by agreeing not to sign other teams’ free agents. The owners were taken to court and eventually ended up paying 280 million in damages to the players. It was with this failed attempt at collusion […]

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Updated: MLB’s Very Bad Biogenesis Situation

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Updated: MLB’s Very Bad Biogenesis Situation

Updated Post 11:45 PM Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports posted on this today and I wanted to add some additional information that has surfaced that is relevant to my original post: The government is in. Despite the failings of federal officials in past high-profile cases that married athletes and PEDs, the Florida Department of Health […]

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Featured Post: My First Championship, My First Car, My Own Personal Evolution

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: My First Championship, My First Car, My Own Personal Evolution

1986 was a great year. Sure, there was Doc and Darryl, Keith and Kid, Mookie and Mitchell, slow rollers and swagger. But for me, personally, it was also one of the best years of my life. I turned 21 that November. I was now ‘legal.’ I started my senior year in college, my entire life and […]

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Reign Delay?

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Reign Delay?

As I was driving home the other night, I was listening to Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on the MLB Network Radio channel on XM. They were discussing with Jill Painter, the L.A. Daily News sports columnist, the Baseball Hall of Fame vote which took place Wednesday. This is the same Jill Painter, member of […]

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The More Things Change…The Worse They Get?

An article by posted on December 29, 2012 0 Comments
The More Things Change…The Worse They Get?

I would never get through the endless cold dark winters if it wasn’t for old Mets videos and Ken Burns. Last night I watched Shea Goodbye: 45 Years of Amazin’. A great documentary, it details the history of the Mets at Shea. As I watched Ray Knight round third with his hands on his head […]

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Bud Selig Officially Announces Mets 2013 All-Star Game Hosts

An article by posted on May 16, 2012 0 Comments
Bud Selig Officially Announces Mets 2013 All-Star Game Hosts

Updated 5/16 at 1:30pm: The Mets have been awarded the 2013 All-Star Game announced MLB commissioner Bud Selig today at a press conference at City Hall. In addition to Selig,  Mayor Bloomberg, Fred Wilpon and of course Mr. Met were on hand for the announcement. “As we celebrate the franchise’s golden anniversary this year, I am pleased […]

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Rejuvenated Mets Owners Pay Off MLB and Bank of America Loans

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Rejuvenated Mets Owners Pay Off MLB and Bank of America Loans

According to the New York Daily News, the Wilpons were quite busy this evening. They finished deals to sell 12 minority shares  - a $240 million cash infusion – and they have taken care of a few debts as well. One debt that the Wilpons paid back was their debt to the MLB. That full […]

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Morning Grind: As Long As Selig’s In Baseball, So Too Will The Wilpons

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: As Long As Selig’s In Baseball, So Too Will The Wilpons

Despite being adamant about his retirement following the the 2012 regular season, we learned yesterday that Bud Selig will receive at least two-year extension as Commissioner. Knowing that Selig will do –and to this point has done– everything in his power to keep the Wilpons as owners, this is disheartening news. This indirectly cripples the […]

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