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    Selig to Step Down in 2012

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...7878474.column

    I'll believe it when I see it. IIRC, there were talks that he was going to step down the last 2 times his contract was expiring soon. Still, how much longer can he go on? I'd have to imagine 2012 is likely going to be his last year, given his age.
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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    He's a sith lord. He'll never give up his power.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Sneaky bastard. He planned it out so that the world would end when he stepped down!
    On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Not soon enough.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Stache Fan
    Sneaky bastard. He planned it out so that the world would end when he stepped down!

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    I would call that a step in the right direction...and one giant leap for mankind
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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeeman61
    I would call that a step in the right direction...and one giant leap for mankind
    I need to know who will replace him before saying it's a step in the right direction. He is bad, but someone did worse in the past, like Bowie Kuhn.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t
    I need to know who will replace him before saying it's a step in the right direction. He is bad, but someone did worse in the past, like Bowie Kuhn.
    No way - the World Series was canceled under Bud's watch. That alone is worse than the collective years under Kuhn

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by NYYDragoon
    He's a sith lord. He'll never give up his power.
    False. I believe the correct analogy for your purposes is, "He's Voldemort."

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    John Henry being named commissioner would suck more.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Praise the lord.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Back to selling cars?

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t
    I need to know who will replace him before saying it's a step in the right direction. He is bad, but someone did worse in the past, like Bowie Kuhn.
    There's talks that DuPuy might replace him. That would probably be a step in the wrong direction.
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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    He's probably gonna hook up with Oprah.
    I'm frantic... Jeter Ceremony Date - when will this be announced????


    Thank goodness we now know.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Hey guys I plan to retire in 2049.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Hopefully when somebody else becomes commissioner, the LDS will become a best-of-7. I'm sick of hearing Selig say that it's too difficult to do. It's only two potential games that you're adding on!
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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by JeterRodriguezSheff
    John Henry being named commissioner would suck more.
    You will hear Lucchino's name as a possible replacement.
    Plays the game the wrong way.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Gigi Buffon
    You will hear Lucchino's name as a possible replacement.
    That's so sacry that I don't even want to think about it.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    so this is what the Mayans meant by the start of a new world/epoch.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Gigi Buffon
    You will hear Lucchino's name as a possible replacement.
    Only because George Mitchell is currently employed.

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    i know i'm on my own here but i don't think that bud was/is that bad.
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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Before celebrating Bud's retirement, I would first want to know who the replacement is and yes that person could be worse.
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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Xmas just came early.

    I guess his replacement could be worse, but how much worse can that person really be?
    Spring Training is just around the corner!

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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeePride1967
    Before celebrating Bud's retirement, I would first want to know who the replacement is and yes that person could be worse.
    Very true. I'm hoping the owners go in a completely different direction than Bud. But I doubt they will - he's been great for business so they love the guy.

    (But I think that's as much a result of the economics of sports in general changing and team owners being way more aggressive in finding new revenue streams as it is his policies.)
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    Re: Selig to Step Down in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by NYYRules#1
    Very true. I'm hoping the owners go in a completely different direction than Bud. But I doubt they will - he's been great for business so they love the guy.

    (But I think that's as much a result of the economics of sports in general changing and team owners being way more aggressive in finding new revenue streams as it is his policies.)
    My guess is along with yours. I think the next guy will be much more hard line and honestly it would not shock me to see the streak of years without a work stoppage come to an end in 2012. I hope I'm wrong.
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