Me, I don’t trust Bud Selig. Maybe I’m the only person to whom it matters, but his history matters a great deal to me. He participated eagerly in a violation of anti-trust law; he orchestrated a labor strategy that crippled baseball and was deemed a violation of labor law; he threatened to kill two franchises as part of a labor strategy. That’s just the stuff I can pin on him for sure. Throw in the minor collusion of 2001-03, extensive lying about the game’s financial health, serving as the game’s foremost anti-marketer and, finally, turning MLB into a decade-long episode of “Miami Vice”. He heads a group of people who have never been called to task for their own complicity in the so-called “steroid era”, who routinely also lie about finances, who steal from the public trough, often against the expressed will of the people, and give nothing back.



If I have to choose between Bud Selig and Alex Rodriguez, and in this moment I feel that we’re being asked to choose, I choose Alex Rodriguez. I genuinely don’t understand the people who go the other way. Rodriguez lied about drugs of limited efficacy. Selig lied about money of unquestionable value.

Joe Sheehan from his newsletter which you should absolutely be subscribed to

Like a good crime movie, no one walks away clean. 

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