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  • Execs Grade MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's Performance, Rank His Most-Lasting Legacy

    A majority of sports execs would grade MLB Commissioner Bud Selig’s work over the last 20 years as a “B,” according to a Turnkey Sports Poll conducted in February. Fifty-two percent of execs polled said they would give a grade of “B,” while 21% said “C” and 15% said “A.” Meanwhile, execs also were asked to identify Selig's most-lasting legacy. Twenty-nine percent said having labor peace since ’94, while 22% said the introduction of the Wild Card format and 20% said the introduction of in-season interleague play. Execs also said that PED use/testing would be the biggest issue facing the next MLB commissioner (Turnkey).

    What grade does Bud Selig get for his work
    over the past 20 years?
    GRADE
    %
    A
    15%
    B
    52%
    C
    21%
    D
    7%
    F
    2%
    Not sure/No response
    3%
    Which of the following will be Bud Selig's
    most-lasting legacy?
    RESPONSE
    %
    Labor peace since '94
    29%
    Introduction of Wild Card
    22%
    Introduction of interleague play
    20%
    Handling of PED use/testing
    18%
    Awarding World Series home-field advantage
    to All-Star Game winner
    2%
    Retiring Jackie Robinson's number throughout baseball
    2%
    Not sure/No response
    7%
    What is the biggest issue facing
    the next MLB commissioner?
    RESPONSE
    %
    PED use/testing
    36%
    Competitive balance
    30%
    Attendance
    19%
    Int'l development
    5%
    Expansion/contraction
    2%
    Stadium construction
    2%
    Playoff format
    1%
    Not sure/No response
    5%

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