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Bud Selig cleaning up legacy by cleaning up juicers

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11:03 AM ET 06.09 | As his team of investigators continues to vigilantly sift through evidence and testimony from a lowlife south Florida drug dealer -- evidence that could bring down two of the game's biggest stars, even though they haven't officially tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs -- there are people all around the professional sports scene asking: Has Bud Selig gone completely mad? Selig's closest confidants insist the commissioner hasn't gone mad. Rather, they say, he's simply mad as hell. What Selig is doing -- going after Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez the way he is -- is almost unprecedented for a commissioner of a professional sport, at least going all the way back to the original baseball commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who suspended for life one of baseball's biggest stars, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and seven of his Chicago White Sox teammates for their role in fixing the 1919 World Series, even though they were acquitted in a court of law. Since then, no commissioner in any sport has dared to tamper with the product.

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June 9, 2013  11:30 AM ET

Cleaning up a problem you helped create doesn't fix your legacy. It just makes you look like a hypocrite.

June 9, 2013  03:19 PM ET

He is a hypocrite and I will not believe baseball is clean or at least making a real attempt until bud is gone

June 9, 2013  06:06 PM ET

Bud has a simple problem--huge ego and not very bright.

June 9, 2013  06:53 PM ET

plenty people knew about bud selig ties with the brewers,when braun use the peds and tested positive and the league didn't punish him,,guess what??everybody thought braun got away thanks to bud selig,selig ties with the brewers team,,why??because selig use to be the brewers owner in the past,,,

June 9, 2013  06:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cleaning up a problem you helped create doesn't fix your legacy. It just makes you look like a hypocrite.

when selig let braun slip away from his positive test in peds,,it only make selig look bad,better yet,selig would need to be more tougher towards the bunch of cheaters hitters,,,,and pitchers as well!!!

June 9, 2013  08:21 PM ET

Bud Lights Legacy, The Commissioner of Drugs!!! He killed a beautiful game!!!

June 9, 2013  08:47 PM ET

This piece of garbage has no legacy.....his only legacy will be he has taken the American Pastime and turned it into a corporate nightmare on the brink of pricing itself out of existence. ...money will be the ruin of the "Great American Pastime".....and greed will be Bud's legacy.....

June 9, 2013  09:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This piece of garbage has no legacy.....his only legacy will be he has taken the American Pastime and turned it into a corporate nightmare on the brink of pricing itself out of existence. ...money will be the ruin of the "Great American Pastime".....and greed will be Bud's legacy.....

That also applies to the NFL, NBA, and NHL as well.

June 9, 2013  11:55 PM ET

To say Selig is cleaning up his legacy now, after decades of looking the other way of steroid use and the beginning of the end of NL style play (interleague play being year-round will lead to the NL having to start using the DH, mark my words) and the lockout he had a huge hand in, is akin to saying a meth head is cleaning up his legacy by getting dentures to replace his rotted teeth. Selig was an awful commissioner and will go down as one of the 3 worst in the history of the game.

June 10, 2013  12:02 AM ET

If he really wants to do something to try to fix his legacy, he can start with an apology to every fan of the game. He can attempt to reel in some of the horrible and greedy owners. He can balance the schedule and do away with year-round interleague. He can convince the owners, using that scumbag in Miami as an example, to give back to the fans and give us something like a year of $5 admission to every seat in every stadium, with no increases in any concessions or parking. These owners have all made millions of dollars every single year, they can operate at a loss for a season. Hell, they can take away the fund that goes to pay that loser in miami and redistribute that back to the rest of the league.

June 10, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Thing was that Landis didn't have to deal with a player's union.
If Bud's effort fails, then the players will have a green light to PED like crazy.

June 10, 2013  03:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This piece of garbage has no legacy.....his only legacy will be he has taken the American Pastime and turned it into a corporate nightmare on the brink of pricing itself out of existence. ...money will be the ruin of the "Great American Pastime".....and greed will be Bud's legacy.....

Agreed!!!

 
June 11, 2013  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If he really wants to do something to try to fix his legacy, he can start with an apology to every fan of the game. He can attempt to reel in some of the horrible and greedy owners. He can balance the schedule and do away with year-round interleague. He can convince the owners, using that scumbag in Miami as an example, to give back to the fans and give us something like a year of $5 admission to every seat in every stadium, with no increases in any concessions or parking. These owners have all made millions of dollars every single year, they can operate at a loss for a season. Hell, they can take away the fund that goes to pay that loser in miami and redistribute that back to the rest of the league.

you are dead on sir.

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