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08-20

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The Lineup Card: Seven Epitaphs for Bud Selig's Reign
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Baseball Prospectus

08-18

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The Week in Quotes: August 11-17, 2014
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Nick Bacarella

06-13

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Overthinking It: The Season of Super-Parity
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Ben Lindbergh

04-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 422: Is Oakland's Ballpark an Embarrassment to Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 363: Yankees Beat Writer Andy McCullough on Alex Rodriguez, Again
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 339: Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, and Hard-Boiled Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 296: Rivera's Farewell/Carlos Gomez's Strange Suspension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 86: Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-21

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Manufactured Runs: The Very Long Night of Melky Cabrera
by
Colin Wyers

07-16

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32

Out of Left Field: Not Fixing the All-Star Game
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Matthew Kory

07-12

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33

On the Beat: The Great Trout vs. Harper Debate
by
John Perrotto

01-16

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41

Bizball: Bud Selig's To-Do List
by
Maury Brown

01-11

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Best Commissioner of All-Time
by
Derek Zumsteg

01-09

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Bizball: Why Bud Selig Isn't Retiring
by
Maury Brown

07-13

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On the Beat: Straight from the Commissioner
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John Perrotto

07-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: State of the Game
by
Joe Sheehan

06-24

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Dodging Cuban
by
Jay Jaffe

03-10

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12

Span and Sain and Pray for Rain: The Man Behind the Curtain
by
Emma Span

02-22

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The Payoff Pitch: Two, Three, Many Wild Cards!
by
Neil deMause

02-02

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Purpose Pitches: The Problems Mark Cuban Won't Fix
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Christina Kahrl

11-04

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Prospectus Perspective: Four and No More
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Christina Kahrl

09-02

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Squawking Baseball: Has Selig Sparked Economic Growth?
by
Shawn Hoffman

07-14

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On the Beat: Remembering George Steinbrenner
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John Perrotto

12-16

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On the Beat: Midweek Update
by
John Perrotto

03-19

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Being Like Bud
by
Shawn Hoffman

10-28

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Prospectus Today: Closer to a Tie
by
Joe Sheehan

12-19

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UTK Special
by
Will Carroll

08-09

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Bonds Responses
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Baseball Prospectus

07-25

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Prospectus Today: A Failure of Leadership
by
Joe Sheehan

05-14

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The Week in Quotes: May 8-13
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Alex Carnevale

12-26

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The Week in Quotes: December 19-26
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Alex Carnevale

11-13

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The Ledger Domain: Myths
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Maury Brown

07-13

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Prospectus Today: State of the Game
by
Joe Sheehan

05-16

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Prospectus Q&A: Pete Rose
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Graham Bensinger

03-23

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Buying Off the Orioles
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Neil deMause

08-23

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Breaking Balls: The Best Commissioner of All-Time
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Derek Zumsteg

05-07

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Prospectus Today: Webgate
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Joe Sheehan

10-23

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Breaking Balls: This Bud's for No One
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Derek Zumsteg

04-25

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Bye Bye, Bud?
by
Doug Pappas

04-15

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Breaking Balls: Stealing the All-Star Game: An Apocryphal Tale
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Derek Zumsteg

03-04

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Prospectus Today: Tuesday With Bud
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Joe Sheehan

01-28

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Prospectus Feature: Expanding the Playoffs: Drawing Guidance from the NBA
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Jeff Bower

01-24

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From The Mailbag: Bartolo Colon, George W. Bush, and the Newly Important All-Star Game
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Baseball Prospectus

01-21

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Prospectus Feature: The Appearance of Misconduct: A Conspiracy Theory Worth Considering
by
Tim Walker

12-12

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Breaking Balls: The Return of Pete Rose?
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Derek Zumsteg

11-22

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Prospectus Feature: The Forty Million Dollar Question: Building the 2003 Expos (Part One)
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Scot Hughes

11-18

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The Week in Quotes: November 11-17
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Ryan Wilkins

10-31

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Breaking Balls: Baseball's Inconsistent Stance on Rose
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Derek Zumsteg

09-03

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The Week in Quotes: August 26-September 1
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Derek Zumsteg

07-31

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The Daily Prospectus: Fraud
by
Joe Sheehan

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With Rob Manfred elected to become the next commissioner, the staff looks back on the incumbent's time in office.

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

ROB MANFRED NAMED COMMISSIONER-ELECT

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In his final season, Bud Selig gets his wish: a year in which almost no one is out of the race early.

On Thursday morning, MLB.com writer Richard Justice noted that all but a handful of teams were within hailing distance of the closest playoff spot.

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Ben and Sam discuss MLB's obligation to the Oakland A's.

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Ben and Sam talk to Andy McCullough about the latest legal developments in the Alex Rodriguez saga, the A-Rod episode of 60 Minutes, and more.

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Ben and Sam discuss the latest details of the exquisitely seamy A-Rod story.

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Ben and Sam discuss Mariano Rivera's farewell, Carlos Gomez's suspension, and Bud Selig's legacy.

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Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB's Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.

Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB's Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.

Episode 86: "Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?"

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Does it really matter who wins the batting title?

It would be an exaggeration, but not TOO great of one, to say that everything I’ve learned in life I’ve learned from the Christian Bible, The Book, Babylon 5 and the British sitcom Yes, Minister. In the last of those, cabinet minister Jim Hacker has to deal with the difficulty of balancing the demands of politics with the machinations of the civil servants supposedly serving him (and occasionally, with the notion of actually doing the right thing).

In one episode, the new leader of the fictional country of Buranda is visiting the UK in hopes of purchasing some oil rigs that the government is very keen to sell to them. Hacker has set up a visit between Buranda’s president and the queen as a way to deliver a state visit to some “marginal constituencies” (the equivalent of swing districts) immediately before an election. His brilliant plan seems to backfire, though, after the leader of Buranda gives them an advance copy of the speech he plans to make, where he urges the Scots and Irish to fight British oppression. A panicked Hacker sounds out his chief source of advice, Sir Humphrey Appleby:

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July 16, 2012 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: Not Fixing the All-Star Game

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Matthew Kory

The All-Star Game will never be taken seriously because of a flaw in its design, but it's time to stop trying to fix it.

Every year around this time, we get deluged with people arguing that 1) The All-Star Game has all sorts of problems and needs to be fixed and, hoo boy, I happen to have the prescription to fix everything right here, or 2) The All-Star Game is awful/past its prime/straight up smelly and should be junked. 

I’m not here to argue any of that. Instead I’m here to say this: It’s time to stop trying to fix the All-Star Game. Not because a better All-Star Game isn’t desirable, but because it isn’t achievable.

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Scouts explain why they prefer Mike Trout to Bryce Harper, and a conversation with Bud Selig.

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. The two rookie outfielders are already linked like Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle even though neither has logged a full season in the major leagues.

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January 16, 2012 3:00 am

Bizball: Bud Selig's To-Do List

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Maury Brown

A list of things Bud Selig should make it a priority to do under his new extension

Late last week, Bud Selig, that consensus builder of The Lodge and players union, was voted by the league’s owners to receive an extension through the 2014 season. The league’s Executive Council placed the two-year extension in nomination after requesting of Selig that he remain in the position past the expiration of his contract on December 31, 2012. In other words, his employers (read, the owners) love him, and there’s really no one out there at the moment that they seems in a hurry to put in his place (see “Why Selig Isn’t Retiring”).

Selig has been at the head of the league since September 9, 1992, first as interim commissioner and then as the ninth commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball, a position to which he was elected on July 9, 1998.  This marks the fourth extension for Selig, who agreed to new three-year contracts in 2001, 2004 and 2008.  Only the first commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis—who served from January 12, 1921 until his passing on November 25, 1944—accumulated more experience as the leader of the sport than Selig. Since taking over in 1992, the league’s gross revenues have grown from $1.2 billion to over $7 billion in 2010.

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