March 07, 2009

Selig 'Proud' of How Baseball's Dealt with Steroids: "It's been an interesting experience for me in the respect that we've cleaned the game up," Commissioner Bud Selig said Saturday. "I'm proud of where we are."

posted by jjzucal to baseball at 08:24 PM - 7 comments

That is a very misleading headline, jj, and excessive editorializing in the link description.

posted by tommytrump at 09:18 PM on March 07

I changed the headline -- I couldn't figure what you were trying to say, jjzucal -- and just put Selig's words up there.

I don't see how he could possibly be proud of baseball at this point. There's no reason to believe A Rod's the last bomb to drop on the sport, and 153 reasons to believe otherwise.

Selig should focus on what's good about the game today, not pretend they dealt with the past adequately or competently. Focus on the coming season.

posted by rcade at 09:59 PM on March 07

Thank you for your help. I'm an editor for some community newspapers, but layout and copy editing are my stronger suits.

posted by jjzucal at 10:39 PM on March 07

Wow, passive aggressive much!

posted by Drood at 01:24 AM on March 08

The irony of the situation is that it's the over-reaching government committees and prosecutors that, while they made a circus of it, were the ones that cleaned up baseball. Selig, and the league in general, were looking the other way.

There's more to come for sure, I just wish they'd bite the bullet and get it over with so we can move on.

posted by dviking at 01:34 AM on March 08

Wow, passive aggressive much!

Are you referring to Selig? I've never been able to figure out what people mean when they call something passive aggressive. But maybe I'm only pretending not to know this because I resent having to figure it out.

posted by rcade at 12:14 PM on March 08

Folks, I am born and raised in Milwaukee and will be forever grateful for Allen H. call me "Bud" Selig's effort to bring baseball back to my hometown. That being said, how can I or anyone else buy into the "I'm proud of where we are." statement? The biggest Star of the game today is an admitted cheater....The Alltime hits leader won't sniff the Hall of Fame at least until he's dead (Yeah, I know he's a jag!). the All-time Home Run leader (Also a jag and a cheater, will probably get there at some point but, how desirdly?), Roger Clemens, one of the winningest pitchers of alltime cheated (right, he denies it!)..and Sammy Sosa...right those mile wide shoulders with the pea sized head say....I did it naturally! If anyone of those individuals want to see class personified..(Including Bud!), just look to Hank Aaron, who despite the fact knows he was robbed of the record...doesn't moan about it or, get involved in the debate. I for one, am glad that I grew up in HIS era.

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:59 PM on March 09

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