Category: Bud Selig

Bud Selig Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, Vows an Aggressive Investigation of Biogenesis

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Monday and teams that didn't play will continue to honor Robinson when they take the field today. In this interview with Bud Selig, the MLB Commissioner takes us back to his earliest memories of Jackie Robinson. He also says the ongoing investigation ...

Bud Selig Discusses Expanded Drug Testing and Believes it’s Ridiculous to Say Hall of Fame Shutout was Bad for Baseball

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Major League Baseball made some major headlines last week. For the first time since 1996, no players were voted into the Hall of Fame. Then on Thursday, MLB announced that they had reached a deal to expand the league’s drug-testing program. This will include random blood testing for human growth ...

Bud Selig Deems Melky Cabrera’s Suspension Good Because It Shows The System Is Working

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Most people viewed Melky Cabrera's suspension as being bad for baseball. The All-Star Game MVP and one of the big stories of the summer tested positive in Major League Baseball's drug program and was suspended 50 games. How could that be a good thing? Well, MLB commissioner Bud Selig says, it's ...

Bud Selig: “When I said there is no appetite for further replay I wasn’t kidding. There’s none.”

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

While there are many things that Bud Selig has done as MLB Commissioner that I don’t agree with -- making an exhibition game count for home-field advantage in the World Series being near or at the top of the list --  the numbers show that the game’s popularity has grown ...

Bud Selig: “The sport has never been this popular. We’re not going to have a good year…A huge year.”

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The first month of the Major League Baseball season has been quite a surprise from a competitive balance standpoint. With the addition of two new wild card teams this season (one in each league) it has given more clubs a chance in September and already this season we've seen some ...

Bud Selig on HGH Testing Being Included in MLB’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement: “I am very proud of that. It’s a great day for the sport.”

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Major League Baseball has just ensured two plus decades of labor peace in a sport that has been plagued by a scarred history of labor disputes. Who would have thought not long ago that baseball would be the only professional sport to avoid a major labor dispute or work stoppage ...

As MLB Playoffs Begin, Commissioner Bud Selig Proclaims There is More Competitive Balance Than Ever Before

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Bud Selig had a hard time falling asleep Wednesday night. When he woke up, the Major League Baseball commissioner says he had never felt better about his sport. He watched, as the nation did Wednesday night, as the final teams earned a spot in the playoffs and the drama unfolded ...

Bud Selig Understands Why Derek Jeter Withdrew From All Star Game, Believes Expanded Playoffs and Realignment Are in MLB’s Future

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Bud Selig currently has a lot on his plate as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Last week brought both good and bad news for the Selig.  Earlier in the week, 39-year-old firefighter, Shannon Stone, died tragically after falling over 20 feet on to concrete as he was leaning over ...

Bud Selig On The Dodgers Meeting Payroll This Month: “We are monitoring this situation very, very, very closely.”

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

As the verbal jabs continue to be spewed out by Frank McCourt, Bud Selig is trying to look out for the league's best interest by taking every measure possible to ensure that the Dodgers' financial dispute is handled in the appropriate manner. Selig has hired Tom Schieffer to monitor the ...

Joe Torre Joins Major League Baseball In An Executive Role

Monday, March 7th, 2011

After spending the previous 51 years in professional baseball as a player and manager, Joe Torre has hung up his cleats for good in exchange for a suit and tie, and a new role in Major League Baseball.  His new position labeled as, MLB’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, ...