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Bud Selig Expresses Support For New Replay System; Addresses Growing Diversity In MLB
Published April 16, 2014
GROWING THE GAME: MLB.com's Paul Hagen noted Selig spoke yesterday on the anniversary of late Baseball HOFer Jackie Robinson's "integration of baseball." Robinson's daughter, Sharon, "presented Selig with a large frame of No. 42 and a plaque from her and her mother, Rachel." Selig was "deeply moved by the gesture," and said, "You have no idea. I don't often have a hard time articulating my thoughts, but this, it's really something" (MLB.com, 4/15). On Long Island, Will Sammon writes the "legacy of Robinson ... lives on because of Selig" (NEWSDAY, 4/16).
ODDS & ENDS: MLB.com's Spencer Fordin noted Steinbrenner at the summit was asked "how to make a positive impression in an interview." He said, "Be confident. Not arrogant, but confident. And be excited about what you've got to offer. We really look for people -- whether it's someone coming to be an employee or a vendor -- that have a good story to tell about their product or their service. That's something that's very important to us, but it's also important to have a track record, to be active and established in the community." Meanwhile Rays Owner Stuart Sternberg said that the "most important thing for baseball is to maintain its current fanbase and to find a way to expand." Sternberg said, "It's relatively clear in our head: It's reaching the young families. Families that are forming" (MLB.com, 4/15).