Saturday, February 21, 2009
Selig Must Take Responsibility
Mr. Bud Selig is doing everything is his power to distance himself from steroids and baseball. Mr. Selig needs to be reminded that most of the steroid era occurred during his watch and his tenure as commissioner of baseball. Selig is paid over $18 million a year. http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/61475 His salary is higher than that of any commissioner in any sport by a long shot. Selig, a former owner himself, was hand picked by the owners of baseball to run their league in order to look out for the best interests of the owners. That best interest is simple....money. Mr. Selig and the owners had no problem stuffing their pockets with money during the McGwire/Sosa home run chase when they all knew all along what they were putting in their bodies. They turned a blind eye to what was so obvious and now he is the one outraged? Are you kidding me Mr. Selig? The cheating in baseball, and lets call it what it is, cheating, made you a rich man. You can try to spin it anyway you want to, but you got caught, just like A-Rod, Clemens, Pettitte, and Bonds did. That is the bottom line and you should be removed as commissioner. The players should take the most responsibility and you are right behind them in terms of blame. You can talk all you want about these new drug polices that you give yourself credit for, but we all know the tests are a joke. A blood test is the only answer...a blood test that will be marked and kept for as long as MLB wants to keep it. If it meant that much to you and the owners, then demand the CBA be changed and reflect the strictest drug policy in all of sports. And yes, lock the players out if they do not agree. Anything less is a joke and you know it. Why won't you lock them out? Bottom line is that you and the owners would lose money. So you have made it clear, money is more important than running a clean sport. You are a joke Mr. Selig and you should be ashamed. You along with Mr. Fehr and the other cronies should all be removed from your positions and people who really love the game, not the money, take over and make this league move forward in the right direction. Not the direction which leads right to your bank account. We owe it to the fans, our children, and the greatest game of all....baseball.