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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
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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
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John Perrotto

01-16

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41

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

01-11

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

01-09

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Bizball: Why Bud Selig Isn't Retiring
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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
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Joe Sheehan

06-24

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Dodging Cuban
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Jay Jaffe

03-10

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12

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

02-22

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The Payoff Pitch: Two, Three, Many Wild Cards!
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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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52

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?
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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
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John Perrotto

03-19

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Being Like Bud
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Shawn Hoffman

10-28

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Prospectus Today: Closer to a Tie
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Joe Sheehan

12-19

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UTK Special
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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Joe Sheehan

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Is the news that we won't have a new commissioner at the end of the year unwelcome, or are we better off with Bud?

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January 9, 2012 1:08 am

Bizball: Why Bud Selig Isn't Retiring

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Maury Brown

A look at why it's unlikely Bud Selig retires when his contract expires later this year

If you thought Bud Selig was really stepping away from the game, think again. Chances are slim to none that it’s happening, and it isn’t because Bill Maddon of the New York Daily News says so.

Yes, Maddon has been as tight with Selig as tight can be, but it’s more than that. This grand old game is being hit from all sides recently. No, it’s not the MLBPA looking for a fight, or Congress pushing more stringent drug testing. No, baseball’s problems are with their own owners.

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July 13, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Straight from the Commissioner

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John Perrotto

Bud Selig hands down answers from on high at the All-Star Game, while Derek Jeter's absence becomes a story.

PHOENIX—It is usually difficult to characterize Derek Jeter as a sympathetic figure.

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In which Joe takes Bud Selig to task for failing to understand the real reasons for the All-Star Game's decline in popularity.

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Does Bud Selig believe that baseball isn't an inherently interesting game? So said Joe in the article below, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on July 13, 2006.

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June 24, 2011 12:32 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Dodging Cuban

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Jay Jaffe

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been named as a potential suitor for taking over the Dodgers franchise, but would he be a good choice?

With his Dallas Mavericks having spared us the sight of LeBron James winning an NBA championship, owner Mark Cuban has been in the public spotlight lately. Given his billions of dollars and his past efforts to acquire a Major League Baseball franchise, not to mention a pair of ongoing ownership sagas in Queens and Los Angeles, it's no surprise that Cuban has been asked multiple times about whether he'd be interested in purchasing some portion of the Mets or Dodgers. While Fred Wilpon has found a minority buyer for the former in David Einhorn, MLB’s takeover of the latter's purse strings in the wake of Frank McCourt's financial chicanery has only amplified the chorus of voices calling upon Cuban to throw his hat in the ring. As a Dodger fan myself, I'd like to see it happen.

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March 10, 2011 8:36 am

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

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Emma Span

Bud Selig's reign as commissioner has been marked by a lot of things, but transparency is not one of them.

Because he is soft-spoken, polite, and a stupefyingly dull public speaker, Bud Selig may not always come to mind as one of the sports world’s more dictatorial figures. He has none of the bite or flair or arrogance of someone like George Steinbrenner, with whom he often clashed. Yet, in a very soft-spoken, polite, and stupefyingly dull sort of way, Selig has a habit of making unilateral decisions and then refusing to explain them. Because the powers of the MLB Commissioner are so broad, and because of the indefensible legal loophole that is baseball’s antitrust exemption, there’s not much anyone can do to change that, but we—fans and writers—seem to have given up even pressing him on anything.

It’s often hard to know whether Selig’s fiats are wise or not, since he rarely announces them, elaborates on them, or answers questions about them. The most recent example came last month, when Selig decided to veto a huge FOX loan to Frank McCourt, who’s struggling to keep his Dodgers solvent in the wake of a bungled and very public divorce. A few days afterwards it emerged that Selig had previously authorized an MLB loan to the also-struggling Mets of some $20 million, which neither he nor the Mets ever made public, apparently simply hoping that no one would notice. Whether one millionaire authorizes loans to other millionaires is an issue I find it hard to get too worked up about generally, but I can’t help feeling that huge franchise-altering transactions ought to come with at least some level of transparency.

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Could Bud Selig's plan to cram in more playoff teams have a silver lining?

Somewhere among the piles of spiral-bound notebooks stacked in my closet lies a short-lived diary titled "The Last Pennant Race." It recounts the day-by-day events of the last two months of the 1993 Yankees season, of which pretty much all I can remember is, first, that the Yankees managed to tie the eventual champion Blue Jays for first place roughly three dozen times, but never managed to take the lead on their own, and second, that in one late-season game, Don Mattingly, presaging the Jeffrey Maier incident by three years, got credit for a key home run despite it being caught by a fan leaning so far into the field of play that he could have shaken hands with the second baseman.

I chose the diary's title not because I was pessimistic about the Yankees' future—after ten years of Andy Hawkins and Torey Lovullo, I could see as well as anyone that players like Bernie Williams and Paul O'Neill were headed for bigger things—but because I knew that the term "pennant race" would never again have the same meaning. That's because it had already been announced that 1993 was the final season under the old four-division system; henceforth, the leagues were to be split in six, and wild cards would be born. (Thanks to the player strike that would wipe out the 1994 postseason, they were not actually baptized until the following season.)

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Owners are in the news for all the wrong reasons, and just when the CBA re-enters the picture.

What time of year is it? Wait, is it CBA season already? Maybe so, because when pitchers and catchers report to camps in Arizona and Florida, we're already coming down to short time for the current agreement between 30 mega-wealthy operators and the MLBPA.

Yet, how can we tell that 'tis the season, when the snows are still piling up, yet we have no war of words to heat things up? In today's day and age, we're not getting the brinksmanship to which we had become accustomed as a run-up to full-fledged labor wars. Instead, we get polite quips about ongoing process.

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November 4, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Perspective: Four and No More

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Christina Kahrl

Spare us expanding the playoffs to include scheduled play-ins.

It was a glorious World Series to cap a glorious October, and detracting from it in any way would be difficult. Sadly, baseball managed it.

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September 2, 2010 8:00 am

Squawking Baseball: Has Selig Sparked Economic Growth?

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Shawn Hoffman

Looking at how much Commissioner Bud Selig has helped grow revenue and how much has been timing.

"Bud Selig is my hero. He has taken baseball to a far better place than where he found it." – Hank Aaron

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July 14, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Remembering George Steinbrenner

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John Perrotto

Bud Selig and Derek Jeter reflect on the passing of the Yankees owner, along with other notes from around the majors.

ANAHEIM—George Steinbrenner and Bud Selig had a friendship that lasted almost 40 years. And it was positive proof that opposites really do attract.

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December 16, 2009 12:22 pm

On the Beat: Midweek Update

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John Perrotto

The Winter Meetings after-party stands to blow away the event itself, with changes coming on multiple fronts.

Bud Selig is usually so quick to remind everyone that such concepts as the wild card and interleague play were added to Major League Baseball during his commissionership that one fears he might blow out a rotator cuff while vigorously patting himself on the back. However, with attendance falling and television ratings down, Selig is admitting that the grand old game has some problems. On Tuesday, he announced the formation of a 14-person special committee for on-field matters that includes field managers, general managers, and club owners, among others. Glaring in their omission were players and umpires.

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