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NO MOVEMENT ON NEW BASEBALL COMMISH; NOTHING BEATS A BUD?
Published April 13, 1995
While the strike has ended, baseball's labor dispute is not settled, so owners have no plans to resume their search for a new commissioner, according to acting MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Selig: "There frankly has been zero discussion on the matter. It's something I'll carefully monitor in the weeks and months ahead. But most people are still of the same opinion" (Murray Chass, N.Y. TIMES, 4/13). Sources said some members of the Executive Council, which met this week in Milwaukee, again tried to persuade Selig to accept the job "on a more permanent basis, but Selig continued to refuse" (Mark Maske, WASHINGTON POST, 4/13). This week's "Washington in Brief" column in the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION reports that former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell "says he's talking again with major league owners about becoming commissioner" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 4/11). COUNCIL CHANGES: ESPN's Peter Gammons, on the addition of Mets' Fred Wilpon and Yankees' George Steinbrenner: "[It] really doesn't make much sense to have an entertainment business without a voice from New York. But what I think it can do is really create a rapport with Steinbrenner and the small market teams" ("SportsCenter," 4/12).