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As Committee Searches For Bud Selig's Replacement, Rob Manfred Is Clear-Cut Favorite
Published July 23, 2014
A TIME FOR REFLECTION: Pirates Owner Bob Nutting, who is part of the succession committee, said that he "couldn’t help but reflect on how things have changed for his team" as Selig spoke yesterday at PNC Park. Nutting: “Absolutely tremendous progress has been made, and Pittsburgh has been one of the many beneficiaries of re-leveling the baseball field. Certainly, there’s much more competitive balance than there was 10 or 15 years ago. We need to continue those opportunities." Nutting added, “You look at expansion, the playoffs, the wild card, how the game’s moved globally, economically and financially. You look at this franchise, where this franchise was at one time and how it’s been able to hang on. And it takes more guys than Bud. I think he’s done a very fantastic job, really, overall in pushing this game forward, forward, making sure the newest generation is involved and engaged. Keeping the oldest generation involved and engaged, as well" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 7/23).