Fearing Bud Selig
Okay, I didn’t really know what to title this post. First, let me say that I am not a fan of Commissioner Bud Selig. As a matter of fact, I think he is the worst commissioner of all major sports in this great country of ours. He turned a blind eye during the whole “steroid era”, helped create inter-league play, was acting commissioner during the strike in 1994 and is a former owner. My list of negatives could actually go on and on, but that’s not the focal point of this post. You see, I am afraid of what Selig is going to do with the upcoming compensation that the Red Sox will get from the Cubs for hiring Theo Epstein. The Red Sox didn’t have to let the Cubs talk to Theo, but I think after the epic collapse in September their organization was ready to wipe the slate clean. This allowed for the exits of Terry Francona and Theo.
Anyway, I fear that Selig is going to force the Cubs to give up one of their better minor league prospects. As a former owner, I can see him punishing the Cubs and Epstein for leaving an organization before his contract was up. I really hope I am wrong on this and my fear is not warranted. However, I do not trust Selig to make a legitimate and fair decision for either team.
When it’s all said and done, I don’t have a say in this at all. All I can do is share my thoughts and feelings on this simple blog. I hope Selig doesn’t punish the Cubs and force us to give the Red Sox someone like Brett Jackson. If he does, it will be just another reason for me to not like him as Commissioner of baseball.