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