Comments on: Bloops: Bud’s Book In The Works http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Cabriael http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174627 Sat, 22 Oct 2011 01:42:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174627 Good. The umpires' best friend finally retires.

Hope the new commissioner restores the 21st perfect game. (There is the Roger Maris precedent.) That will make a lot of umpire worshippers really upset.

Also, hope the new commissioner helps baseball enter the 21st century. Again that will upset the umpire worshippers as well. So be it. They should go back to the 19th century where they should reside forever.

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174490 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:58:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174490 @50/ Mike L -
Well, maybe the Cubs and/or the Sox approached him to arbitrate the Epstein compensation as a last resort, it's kind of a no-win situation, so..... you're making my point!

I understand what you are saying, that he should be like the Supreme Court and just "decline" this case.

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By: Mike L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174434 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 17:56:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174434 @49, Lawrence, I was about to agree when I came a across a story on ESPN saying that Bud is going to involve himself in the compensation talks between the Cubs and the Red Sox for Theo Epstein. Given his history, I can't say it's unexpected, but this is exactly what he should not do. If Bud's involved, or even the threat of Bud, the price of Theo just changed (it's probably gone way up). Let these teams work it out, and if they can't, Theo goes back to Boston. That's fair.

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174389 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:00:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174389 @44-48 -Despite the huge salaries, I'd view the job of Commissioner in ANY of the four major sports as pretty thankless - you've usually got people pulling you in all different directions: 30 owners who all want you to make policies that favor them in particular over everyone else, plus the same thing for the players agents and the players unions.

Not that I feel sorry for them in any way, but its like being the President of the USA, or being in charge of any huge organization; there's always many people in the general public who think they can do your job much better than you, and are quite willing to express that opinion in public, in very unflattering ways.

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By: Mike L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174374 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 15:22:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174374 I guess does anyone really care how much these guys make? These are big businesses with billion dollar contracts. $20 Million a year isn't that shocking. I guess the big question would be whether you would trade Bud for the balance of Adam Dunn's contract??????

Just asking.

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By: Ed http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174354 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:19:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174354 @44 Timothy/@45 Johnny

Actually no one knows how much Stern makes. Apparently even the union doesn't have the guts to ask:

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=8106

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By: Mike Felber http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174246 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:03:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174246 There is some truth indeed to this attack that on the surface seems over the top. I especially dislike how an overwhelmingly black sport has its athletes so controlled & punished for even critiquing the sport or officiating. And some of the latter has seemed so biased as to make a non-paranoid onjective onserver wonder about conspiracy.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2011-10-19/gumbel-david-stern-eager-to-be-viewed-as-modern-plantation-overseer?ncid=webmail14

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174160 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 05:00:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174160 I knew Bud Seaslug made nearly $20M, but I didn't know Stern got that much. Jeez, I thought the NBA was losing so much money! How can they afford to pay him that much. But obviously he's great at his job, since he only presides over an aborted season every 10-15 years or so.

So Stern is getting more than any team is allowed to pay LeBron James? That's absolute insanity.

He's a slimy bastard. Goodell is a fascist. Eff em all.

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By: Timothy P. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174103 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 02:10:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174103 Did anyone else see where David Stern makes $26 million a year to be the NBA commish? Doesn't that seem a bit much?

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By: Ed http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15911/comment-page-1#comment-174035 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:39:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15911#comment-174035 @41 LA

Agree 100% with your comment. And it's not just true in baseball, it's true in all sports. And unfortunately, there's never anyone to represent the fans' interests.

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