MLB to form a committee to find Bud Selig’s successor

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Tweets from Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal:

Given how MLB committees tend to roll, I presume this means that we’ll get updates that the committee is still looking into the matter each year while Selig still reigns as Commissioner through, like, 2027. Five years from now Ken Rosenthal or someone will ask about it:

Rosenthal: “Bud, how is the committee’s work going?”

Selig: “We have top men working on it right now.”

Rosenthal: “Who?”

Selig: “Top. Men.”

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Jackie Bradley, Jr. named ALCS MVP

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Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. was named the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series after his club punched its ticket to the World Series on Thursday night against the Astros.

Coincidentally, the Astros’ Game 5 starter Justin Verlander was ALCS MVP last year en route to a championship.

Bradley went 0-for-3 with a walk in Thursday’s Game 5, but he hit a three-run double in Game 2, a grand slam in Game 3, and a go-ahead two-run home run in Game 4. That’s nine RBI and three extra-base hits across five games. He also drew four walks.

Though Bradley had a solid regular season, he was not near the top of the list most people would’ve expected to win ALCS MVP heading into the series. During the season, he hit .234/.314/.403 with 13 home runs, 59 RBI, 76 runs scored, and 17 stolen bases in 535 plate appearances.