Bud Selig announces retirement as MLB Commissioner

Bud Selig announces retirement in typical "not for another 15 months" Bud Selig fashion

9/26/13 in MLB   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

Blog Photo - Bud Selig announces retirement as MLB CommissionerIt has not been a well-kept secret that Major League Baseball commissioner Allan Huber "Bud" Selig intended to retire in the relatively near future. Now the 22-year commissioner has made it official with an announcement, but that "near future" is not at all that near. Selig announced Thursday that he will step down as Commissioner of Major League Baseball specifically on January 24, 2015 -- about 15 months from now.

And even by then, I bet you he still won't have handed down a decision on whether the Oakland A's can move to San Jose.
ESPN reports that Bud Selig will step down as MLB Commissioner following the 2014 season, in January 2015. Selig will have served on the job for 22 years, making him the second longest-acting commissioner. The longest-acting MLB Commissioner was Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who held the job from 1920 to 1944. (Now there's a factoid for you.)

Blog Photo - Bud Selig announces retirement as MLB CommissionerSelig will be remembered for innovating the signature "I can't hear you" move seen at left. His tenure will also be remembered for establishing three divisions in each league instead of two, adding the Wild Cards and the introduction of Interleague play. Major League Baseball has become massively more profitable under Selig's stewardship.

Yet he will also be remembered for the "steroid and PED era" that occurred under his watch. He additionally allowed a nearly eight-month strike and cancellation of the World Series in the 1994-95 season.

"It remains my great privilege to serve the game I have loved throughout my life," Selig said in a very tasteful statement. "Baseball is the greatest game ever invented, and I look forward to continuing its extraordinary growth and addressing several significant issues during the remainder of my term."
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9/27/13   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

He's teased fans with this news before...  

When he finally does leave his post (probably from his deathbed) we can only hope his successor will be able to repair the damage he spearheaded or allowed to happen under his watch...

Worst commissioner EVER!

9/27/13   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

15 months is not near soon enough for that useless sack of monkey s**t.

9/26/13   |   billywa   |   658 respect

One correction is needed here:

JoeKukura wrote:
"​Major League Baseball commissioner Allan Huber "Bud" Selig…"

I believe Bud's formal title is:
Major League Baseball interim commissioner for life Allan Huber "Bud" Selig