Here is what has happened for Bud Selig today, all of which took place before lunchtime where he is out in Arizona:
- He put Peter Angelos in his place by taking the All-Star Game away from him and giving it to a ballpark that has something literally called the “Selig Hall of Fame Plaza” outside of it; and
- He received word that a court swatted down San Jose’s legal challenge over the A’s relocation.
Then this happened at the owners meetings:
Long ovation can be heard outside MLB owner mtgs – presumably for Selig as he wraps final set of mtgs as commish
— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) January 15, 2015
Rob Manfred officially names Bud Selig as commissioner Emeritus of #mlb at owners meetings. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 15, 2015
It’s like Michael Corleone during the christening sequence in “The Godfather.” If you had any outstanding accounts with the Commissioner today, well, you best be wearing a bullet-proof vest.
He only has nine days left as commissioner. But it’s never to late to earn another one of these:
God, we’re going to miss him.