Via some guy at MLBTR with the same name as me, commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly going to step down from the position he’s held since 1992 after his contract expires in 2012. However, the CBA expires a year before that, so Selig’s fingerprints will be all over the new agreement.
I know Bud doesn’t have the best rapport with fans, but I feel that bashing him has kinda become the cool thing to do. Has he made some blunders? Sure, but we all have. By no means am I a Selig apologist, but the Wild Card, interleague play, and revenue sharing have all been extremely successful. And yes, say what you will about the drug testing policy, but the system in place now is the best you’ll find outside of international competition. The game is in a far better place right now than it was 10 or 20 years ago.