MLB COMMISSIONER: NOW IS THE WINTER OF THEIR DISCONTENT?
In his Sunday BOSTON GLOBE column, Peter Gammons
reported that the "rumblings among [MLB] owners is that
there may be two commissioner candidates presented at the
Executive Council meeting this week, but while the sentiment
in the NL may be strongly against Bud Selig taking the job
full-time, there is little chance that either candidate will
be accepted and so one way or another Selig will be asked to
remain in power" (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/11). One NL Owner is
quoted in Gammons' ESPN SportsZone column as saying, "It's
not that we don't like Bud; we like and respect him. But we
need a fresh voice. We need to break away from the clique
that's run the game for so long, the old Cold War warriors.
But now the executive council will get names from [Search
Committee Chair] Jerry McMorris, no one will agree on one
and Bud will survive" (ESPN SportsZone, 1/10).