Tag: Bud Selig

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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Joe Torre Resigns MLB Job To Join Group Trying To Buy Dodgers

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments

Joe Torre has resigned as Major League Baseball’s executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Torre managed the Dodgers from 2008-10, then retired and joined MLB last February as a top aide to Commissioner Bud Selig. The Dodgers have been put up for sale by […]

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Why Revenue Sharing and Luxury Tax Failed

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments

You can get dizzy trying to figure out the various formulas for revenue sharing and the luxury tax, but some things are givens. There will always be some teams willing to spend because the objective is to win. There will also be some teams not willing to spend and find comfort in using their small […]

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Wilpon Is Right, Minority Owners None Of Mets Fans Business

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Wilpon Is Right, Minority Owners None Of Mets Fans Business

This past Monday, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon updated the media and fans about the status of the minority ownership stakes, saying it was “going very well.” That was the first significant update since the David Einhorn deal fell apart. Fans and the media alike were interested in who these minority owners were, and Mr. Wilpon […]

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From Left Field: Expansion Of Instant Replay Imminent?

An article by posted on October 27, 2011 0 Comments

It seems like MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is finally giving in, albeit slightly. For years, the thought of instant replay in baseball remained just a thought, as Selig and his cronies stressed “human error” as part of the game. Umpires had been making good and bad calls since the game’s inception, so why did the […]

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