• Bud: Baseball’s Most Profane Commish?

    Posted by on November 20th, 2012 · Comments (4)

    Quick, someone get Selig to piss in a cup! I think this could be a case of too much testosterone leading to a profanity rage! (And, yes, I am kidding.)

    Via the Mercury News

    Commissioner Bud Selig reacted with a profanity Thursday when asked for an update on the A’s bid to build a ballpark in San Jose.

    When a reporter said he was obliged to ask about the A’s ongoing battle with the Giants over territorial rights in the South Bay, Selig somewhat playfully responded, “Yeah, I’d feel very badly if you didn’t ask it. You aren’t going to get a (expletive) answer.”

    The commissioner’s response elicited laughter from the room full of reporters.

    It’s now been three years since Selig appointed a blue ribbon panel to help find a Bay Area ballpark solution for the A’s. Still, when asked by another reporter off camera, Selig indicated an end is in sight.

    “I know people say ‘Gee, it should be easy to do,’” Selig said. “Well, the more they’ve gotten into it, the more complicated it’s gotten. But we’re headed for resolution.”

    Speaking at baseball’s owners meeting, Selig was asked

    There was no update on the situation in Northern California, where Oakland wants to build a ballpark in San Jose — an area that is part of the San Francisco Giants’ territory.

    “I know people say ‘Gee, it should be easy to do,’” Selig said. “Well, the more they’ve gotten into it, the more complicated it’s gotten. But we’re headed for resolution.”

    Yeah I’d feel very badly if you didn’t ask it … You aren’t going to get a (expletive) answer,
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    but … .”

    Selig knows he can’t answer the question, because the owners who will decide this issue one way or another haven’t coalesced to provide him one. And the questioner, Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal, knows it as well. It’s not an unfair question, but it is one that is ultimately aimed at the wrong person.

    So Selig dropped the F-bomb on the question, not on the topic. The question only puts him in a jam, so he pungently rejected the question. The issue? Still no further along than it has been, and it won’t be until the A’s either put a shovel in the ground, the Giants threaten lawyers, or the other 28 owners decide this is an issue worthy of their care.

    Comments on Bud: Baseball’s Most Profane Commish?

    1. MJ Recanati
      November 20th, 2012 | 6:11 pm

      Most profane? No idea. But among the most corrupt? Absolutely. Selig is in bed with a small cabal of owners and it’s amazing to me how he doesn’t even try to hide it.

    2. Raf
      November 20th, 2012 | 7:20 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Selig is in bed with a small cabal of owners and it’s amazing to me how he doesn’t even try to hide it.

      Why would he? We knew the score ever since he took the position as Commish.

    3. 77yankees
      November 20th, 2012 | 11:22 pm

      Well, he is the sports commissioner that dresses most like a (expletive) slob.

    4. MJ Recanati
      November 21st, 2012 | 10:08 am

      Raf wrote:

      Why would he? We knew the score ever since he took the position as Commish.

      I would figure that, as time went on, he’d try to cover up his roots as much as possible. I guess you have to hand it to Selig for being brazenly corrupt and not caring who knows?

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