Thursday, January 17, 2008

Son. Of. A. Bitch.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Bud Selig was given a three-year extension as baseball commissioner through the 2012 season. Retirement will have to wait now that 73-year-old Bud Selig has committed to another three years as baseball's commissioner. The unanimous decision made at Thursday's owners' meeting came two days after Selig and union head Donald Fehr testified before a congressional committee that both criticized baseball for its steroids problem and praised the sport for strides made during the past three years. Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
Well. I used to be a fan of baseball...
I don't get this. I mean I understand how a convoluted, drug riddled, owner driven, money hungry sport just re-upped one of their own to keep whats left of the POS jalopy chuggin' on down the road...
Seriously, Fehr and Selig both need to go. You two ushered in the 'roid era. You two allowed it to proliferate. You two played dumb to its existence when called to task. You negotiated between the two of you as to how much of a slap on the wrist it would be for the players who were caught cheating. (Admit it- that's what it was. There was no three strike policy. Try ten. They just recently reigned you guys into something reasonable- and it is still to lax.)
It is all about the money. 1.6 to 6 billion? Nice increase. I guess all the juicing puts asses in the seats. Chicks dig the long ball y'know.
Man. I was looking forward to the fall. Well keep up the mediocre to below average job of policing your sport, Bud.
Hell- as long as those bandwagon soccer mom fans that show up in the 3rd and leave in the 6th keep shilling out the $$$ to see homers- it's all good huh, Bud?
You are doing to baseball what ESPN has done to sports and MTV did to music.
Single-handedly ruining it.

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