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The Campaign to Retire 21 Moving Forward and Onward

Julio Pabon | Posted 08.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

The campaign to retire Roberto Clemente's number 21 is now in its eighth year and has accomplished quite a bit. It has worked with over 12 cities throughout the United States that have all passed resolutions, or have issued a citation urging the commissioner to retire Clemente's #21.

The Next Baseball Commissioner's Biggest Challenges

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Figuring out a way to replace that revenue and continue to adjust to the new media world, rather than determining ways to make the game more exciting or figure out the best post-season formula, will be the criteria by which the next commissioner will be judged.

5 Problems MLB's New Commissioner Will Have To Do Deal

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 08.15.2014 | Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with...

MLB's Next Commissioner Elected

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 08.14.2014 | Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by...

Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

We live in the United States of America, a country known for its second chances. It's time we give Pete Rose his second chance for all the memories he gave us. Twenty-five years is long enough. Bud Selig needs to do the right thing, step up to the plate and remove the ban.

Is Hank Aaron The True Home Run King?

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way. Aa...

Selig v. America: Should the Captain be Kicked Out of the Avengers for Juicing?

Hart Seely | Posted 06.08.2014 | Comedy
Hart Seely

Originally, Captain America was a limp, scrawny runt. At a trading card convention, he met Jose Canseco, who hooked him up with Roger Clemens. Even though Captain America was frozen for 70 years, his urine still tests hot.

Are the Boston Red Sox Thumbing Their Noses at Bud Selig?

Hart Seely | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports
Hart Seely

By inducting Clemens, Boston seems to be bucking the Selig iron rule of baseball morality: that no player accused of using performance enhancing drugs shall be recognized for his past achievements.

How to Make A-Rod Sympathetic

Ron Kaplan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Sports
Ron Kaplan

Say what you will about Alex Rodriguez -- hate him for his arrogance, disdain him for his ego, be jealous of his salary, etc. -- shouldn't he nevertheless be accorded the same due process as anyone else?

A-Rod's PR Gambit

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 02.15.2014 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

Although Rodriguez may think that MLB's aggressiveness to procure evidence was motivated by a personal vendetta, the public should recognize it for what it is -- an energetic effort by MLB to eliminate the use of performance enhancing drugs from the national pastime.

A-Rod Accuses Selig Of Cowardice

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez's lawyers updated his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and Bud Selig, adding new criticism of the commissioner f...

A-Rod Playing The Waiting Game After Hearing Ends

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday when both sides rested their cases, a day afte...

Can #CansecoCare Save Baseball?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

Landis.. Frick.. Kuhn.. Giamatti.. Selig.. Canseco? With MLB Commissioner Bud Selig having formally announced that he will step down from his post...

MLB Commissioner's Retirement Plans Revealed

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Bud Selig took over a sport with $1.7 billion in revenue, four teams in each year's postseason, economic disparity among the clubs an...

Challenges Coming To MLB?

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video revi...

For Baseball, Questions Will Linger After Biogenesis Case Vanishes

Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.13.2013 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The Biogenesis case raises many other questions concerning drug use in sports. We live in world in which science and technology have altered the definition of what is normal, and blurred categories of what is or is not possible. These questions are not going away after the Biogenesis case vanishes.

Suspensions for Drug Use, Banned for Life for Gambling? What Kind of Message Is Baseball Sending?

David Fagin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports
David Fagin

I'll leave it to the pundits to sort out, but there's definitely something wrong when the defense of the integrity of the game played and cherished by millions for over a century comes down to one man and his personal opinions on an individual player.

The Hypocrisy of Bud Selig

Don McNay | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

There was talk that Alex Rodriquez would get a "lifetime ban" from the game of baseball for taking performance-enhancing drugs. It was never going to ...

After A-Rod Ban, Time to Talk More Seriously About Commissioner Selig's Own Tarnished Legacy

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.05.2013 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

Now that Commissioner Selig has thrown the book at Alex Rodriguez, it is past time for sports media to stop giving a free pass to the man who is most responsible for having allowed the steroid problem to fester for as long as it did -- the commissioner himself.

It Was Not Only The Right Thing To Do, But The Only Thing To Do'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports

-- The text of a statement by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on the league's discipline of 13 players in a sweeping drug investigation: ___...

A Lifetime Ban for A-Rod Would Be Bad for Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Although A-Rod faces the loss of enormous amounts of money, whatever is left of his reputation and his livelihood, this story is only somewhat about him. It is also a reminder of what a complete, and neverending mess MLB, led Bud Selig, has made of the steroids issue.

REPORT: MLB May Suspend A-Rod Under Labor Agreement

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez may have to start serving a suspension as soon as it is announced rather than wait for a grievance to play out. Major Le...

Drugs in Baseball: It's All About the Numbers

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

"Performance-enhancing" or "History-erasing"? ...

An Open Letter to Bud Selig

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.22.2013 | Sports
Ralph Nader

A little over two years ago, you made that statement while making a big splash by announcing that MLB was supporting Michelle Obama's Let's Move! fitness and nutrition campaign to attack childhood obesity. Since that time, you and the majority of MLB teams have become junk food pushers of the worst kind.

All-Star Game Played Under Drug Cloud

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Chris Davis knows power surges lead to suspicion in the 21st century. The debate has even trickled down to clubhouse banter. "We always j...