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Old 02-26-2001, 01:42 AM   #1
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What do you guys think of the job Bud Selig is doing as Commissioner of Baseball so far?

Sometimes, I think Baseball wouldn't be in the mess they're in (ie. with sky rocketing salaries, declining T.V. ratings, another possible strike looming) if Baseball had a real commissioner, not an owner as a commissioner. I liked guys like Peter V. Ueberroth, the late A. Bartlett Giamatti, and Fay Vincent.
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Old 02-26-2001, 09:21 AM   #2
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(with sky rocketing salaries, declining T.V. ratings, another possible strike looming)
...I justed wanted to point out that ALL professional sports in North America have declining ratings... well... the MLB, NBA, and NHL do... not sure about the NFL and the PGA, but baseball, basketball, and hockey have declinging ratings.

Also, a study by Statistics Canada shows that less people (in Canada) are watching TV all together... I would imagine that trend is similar in the US, too.
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Old 02-26-2001, 11:33 AM   #3
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Well... he could be doing a better job, but it could also be worse. He's kinf of a 'plain' commish.
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...I justed wanted to point out that ALL professional sports in North America have declining ratings... well... the MLB, NBA, and NHL do... not sure about the NFL and the PGA, but baseball, basketball, and hockey have declinging ratings.
Actually, what I heard is that attendance in the N.F.L. was actually up this past season as compared to 2 years ago so maybe the N.F.L.'s T.V. ratings were up as well overall.
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Old 02-26-2001, 07:28 PM   #5
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Well, one thing's for sure: of all of the major sports leagues, the NFL is in best shape, IMO. But that's another story...

Regarding Selig, he is a so-so Commish. It seems to me he is sitting around talking about things, but he isn't doing anything. Baseball needs a salary cap and a minimum salary oh so very much!
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