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SBD/January 24, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
MLB Owners Officially Ratify Two-Year Contract Extension For Bud Selig
Published January 24, 2012
MISSING THE PLATE: Baseball writer Murray Chass wrote, "How did Commissioner Bud Selig allow the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs to create the baseball farce of the year?" Selig allowed the Cubs’ pursuit of then-Red Sox GM Theo Epstein "to overshadow" the World Series. He then "allowed the clubs to extend the deadline for completing an agreement on compensation for Epstein, then abandoned the deadline altogether." By "allowing Epstein to go to the Cubs with the compensation issue unsettled, he put Epstein in position to negotiate his own compensation." Selig also "allowed the Cubs and the Red Sox to violate his rule on minority interviewing in their hiring of new executives" (MURRAYCHASS.com, 1/22).