Bud Selig

In case you thought you could just pleasantly focus on a New York Yankees-free baseball playoffs, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and outgoing commissioner Bud Selig, alleging tortious interference—essentially, that the league’s 211-game suspension without pay, currently delayed on appeal, due to Rodriguez’s alleged violation of the league’s banned

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Bud Selig, 79, the former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers and the longest-serving Major League Baseball commissioner since the original, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, announced Thursday (and this time people believe him) that he will retire after the 2014 season. In absolute terms, he was unlikable and pro-management.

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Hank Steinbrenner, having inherited a wildly profitable sports franchise, is understandably concerned about plans to share some of his franchise's massive revenue base with smaller-market teams: Steinbrenner also said baseball's revenue sharing and luxury tax programs need changes, and that Commissioner Bud Selig is open to the idea. Steinbrenner said he doesn't know what the final figure is, but expects the Yankees' 2010 payments for the two to total about $130 million. "We've got to do a little something about that, and I know Bud wants to correct it in some way," Steinbrenner said.

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Play it Again, Selig!

Bobby Keppel’s bases-loaded fastball clearly grazed Brandon Inge. Joe Mauer’s slicing drive down the left field line landed fair by at least two feet. And Chase Utley needed not one, but two blown calls to reach base safely in the ninth. Or at least these misfortunes were clear enough on instant replay.

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Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and the adulteration of American sports.

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