Poker-Playing Dog, Or Bud Selig?

This fine portrait now hangs in the Padres' offices at Petco Park. Some people say it looks like soon-to-be-former MLB commissioner Bud Selig, but I think it kinda looks like one of those poker-playing dogs. What do you think? » 1/22/15 2:59pm 1/22/15 2:59pm

Report: MLB Will Pay Bud Selig $6 Million A Year To Hang Around

Bud Selig will officially retire as MLB Commissioner on Jan. 25. At that exact moment, he will ascend to a higher plane of existence: a cushy-ass sinecure. » 12/19/14 4:19pm 12/19/14 4:19pm

Get Ready For The Bud Selig Experience

Do you hate your family? Bring them to a baseball game, but instead of watching baseball, force them to learn about the life and times of Bud Selig. » 12/16/14 11:35am 12/16/14 11:35am

MLB Facing Lawsuit From Highest-Ranking Hispanic Woman In Management

Sylvia Lind, the director of baseball initiatives in the Office of the Commissioner, is suing Major League Baseball for what she claims to be two decades of discriminatory practices. Lind is the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in MLB's front office. The lawsuit names as defendants the league, commissioner Bud Selig and… » 12/13/14 4:41pm 12/13/14 4:41pm

What's Wrong With Baseball?

Over at the New Yorker, Ben McGrath has a brief, characteristically thoughtful essay up about a question that people have been asking basically for as long as the game has been played but which, lately, seems to actually have something to it: What's wrong with baseball? » 8/29/14 1:19pm 8/29/14 1:19pm

Rob Manfred Is Your Next MLB Commissioner

After some confusion and sidetalks between Bud Selig and Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, leader of an insurrectionist element among MLB owners, baseball has its successor to Selig: Rob Manfred will take over as the next commissioner after Selig retires in January. » 8/14/14 6:38pm 8/14/14 6:38pm

Today, MLB's Owners Decide How To Wage War

MLB's 30 owners will meet in Baltimore today to elect the first new commissioner since Bud Selig took the reins in 1992—unless there is enough discord and politicking to prevent any candidate from receiving the required 23 votes. Which there almost certainly is! Today will see the first open, public battle in a… » 8/14/14 9:07am 8/14/14 9:07am

What The "Palace Intrigue" Over Bud Selig's Successor Is Really About

If Bud Selig's commissionership were a heist movie, we'd now be at the part where the thieves were gathered in a dimly lit room to count out the loot, and Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf would be the one with a gun in his hand, telling everyone to back away from the table slowly. » 5/23/14 4:07pm 5/23/14 4:07pm

"By 2017, you won't merely be ready to acknowledge that Bud Selig is the greatest commissioner of all time. You'll be ready to hand him the Nobel Peace Prize," writes ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, who is a crazy person. [ESPN] » 1/28/14 1:32pm 1/28/14 1:32pm

Major League Baseball's War On Drugs Is An Immoral Shitshow

Major league ballplayers should never have agreed to drug testing. They should have told any handwringing writer who had anything to say about it to fuck right off, and they should have said the same to any handwringing politician who wanted to do something about it. They should have made clear that they would go on… » 1/14/14 6:53pm 1/14/14 6:53pm

Get Ready To Endure Bud Selig's Season-Long Victory Lap

Remember when Mariano Rivera turned the 2013 baseball season into a goodbye tour of sorts, and everyone loved it because Mo is one of the most universally admired baseball players in history? Well now you're going to hate it forever, because it set in motion the worst idea ever: a Bud Selig goodbye tour. » 1/14/14 4:19pm 1/14/14 4:19pm

60 Minutes Presents The Case Against MLB

Not 36 hours after an arbitrator largely sided with MLB and pegged Alex Rodriguez's suspension at all of 2014, Bud Selig took a bizarre, televised victory lap. A double-length 60 Minutes segment that publicly (and for the very first time) laid out the evidence against A-Rod, featuring sit-down interviews with the… » 1/13/14 9:20am 1/13/14 9:20am

A-Rod Suspension: Where Does 162-Game Ban Come From?

With the news that Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension was reduced to 162 games by Fredric Horowitz, the independent arbitrator on MLB's three-person review panel, we are forced to once again ask where these numbers come from. Given the protocol outlined in the Joint Drug Agreement's PED section—50 games for a first… » 1/11/14 3:08pm 1/11/14 3:08pm

Report: A-Rod Suspended 162 Games, Will Continue Fight In Federal Court

Alex Rodriguez has been suspended 162 games and it comes as little surprise to anyone, including A-Rod. The suspension was reduced from the original 211 games handed down by Major League Baseball, but A-Rod is still unhappy and continues to blast Bud Selig and MLB's behavior in the Biogenesis investigation. » 1/11/14 12:06pm 1/11/14 12:06pm

Alex Rodriguez's MLB Lawsuit Now Includes This Dumb Photo

Alex Rodriguez's legal team has updated his lawsuit against MLB with new "evidence" that Bud Selig has it out for him, including the above photo. » 11/26/13 3:06pm 11/26/13 3:06pm

Alex Rodriguez Blasts MLB In Surprise Interview With Mike Francesa

After angrily storming out of his arbitration hearing this morning, Alex Rodriguez took his case to a sympathetic ear: Mike Francesa. In an intense and resolute interview on WFAN this afternoon, Rodriguez assailed Major League Baseball's investigation, bemoaned a system set up against the players, and for the first… » 11/20/13 5:06pm 11/20/13 5:06pm

A-Rod Storms Out Of Hearing, Says MLB Is "Full Of Shit"

The Alex Rodriguez Show rolls on! And gets better with every episode. Today, according to reports, Rodriguez swore, walked out of his arbitration hearing, and said he won't participate any more after it was ruled that Bud Selig would not have to testify. » 11/20/13 1:03pm 11/20/13 1:03pm

Report: MLB's A-Rod Witch Hunt Hamstrung A State Investigation

There are already plenty of reasons to call bullshit on Major League Baseball's crusade against Alex Rodriguez, but here's another one. » 11/15/13 12:41pm 11/15/13 12:41pm

MLB Approves Instant Replay; Here's How It Will Work

At the owners' meetings in Orlando yesterday, MLB's 30 owners unanimously approved funding for an extensive instant replay system to be implemented for 2014. From a practical standpoint, this means we now have our first official description of what the system will look like. » 11/15/13 9:31am 11/15/13 9:31am