Monday, August 6, 2007

One last shot at Bud Selig

So...I know The Boy is probably 2.5 hours or so from returning home, so this will be my last post before he takes back over the blog and then complains to me about why I never write more when he is around...

As it pertains to my thoughts on Selig...from Jim Caple on

""In his famous 12 labors, Hercules slew the Nemean Lion, cleaned the Augean Stables in a single day and killed the Lernaean Hydra -- all Bud did was go to some baseball games," said an MLB source who requested anonymity. "By our count, he went to 11 of 16 games -- and three of those games were in Milwaukee, where he always goes to the games anyway. Plus, he has a private jet to fly him around, so it's not like he has to deal with taking his shoes off at security or sitting in a middle seat having to watch 'You, Me and Dupree.'"
Further, the official noted, when Bonds tied Aaron's record, "Bud didn't even attempt an insincere smile or to clap unenthusiastically. He just stood up, stuffed his hands in his pockets and looked like he'd eaten a bad bratwurst. Quite frankly, Roger Goodell and David Stern looked more upbeat discussing Michael Vick's dogfighting charges and that referee who [allegedly] shaved points. Hell, for that matter, Bowie Kuhn looked more upbeat -- and he's been dead for five months."