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Oh, thank God for that

Bud Selig will stay on as Major League Baseball's commissioner through the 2014 season after owners voted to extend his contract Thursday.

The Selig Giveth and the Selig Taketh Away...A Tale of Two Cities

Bud Selig is helping decide the fate of two teams. Bud rejected a $200 million loan to the hated Dodgers, today. The loan was from Fox against a 4 year extension of their TV contract with the Dodgers, at the same $50 mil a year rate. Considering the Dodgers would have gotten a sizable increase in their next deal - this was good for Fox and bad for the Dodgers. But McCourt is desperate and doesn't give a crap. Unless McCourt comes up with some other crazy plan to raise cash, Selig pretty much issued his ownership a death warrant. On the other hand, Selig gave his buddies, Mets owners Wilpon and Katz, a secret $25 mil loan last November from some unknown pot of MLB cash. On top of operating cash problems, Wilpon and Katz are being sued by Bernie Madoff victims for $1 billion dollars, trying to claw back the profits they made off Madoff. There is a good chance they will lose. The other angle is that Selig is helping support the Mets $140 mil payroll - which doesn't make the other owners happy. Sandy Alderson sure jumped into another shitstorm.

Off Topic: In defense of Jim Joyce and the fallibility of on-field officials

Umpires are not infallible, that is what Jim Joyce taught us from his actions post-game in Detroit last night... And that's something all professional leagues need a little more of: on-field officials willing to admit mistakes.

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