Friday, June 4, 2010
The Worst Best Interest
NBA commissioner David Stern receives an honorable mention. The NBA became the first league to move the majority of its games to cable. The playoff system is a mess, and it stretches on far too long.
After this week, Bud Selig is firmly cemented at the top of the worst executive list. This is the guy who blindly presided over the steroid era, and he really missed up the situation concerning the blown call that cost Armondo Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers a perfect game. The umpire, Jim Joyce, manned up and admitted he made a mistake. Selig should have corrected the error.
Back in the mid 70's, the Oakland Athletics conducted a fire sale-- getting rid of a few star players before they left the team via free agency. Owner Charlie Finley decided to make the trades and sales so he got something in return, rather than having his players just walk away at the end of the season. Bowie Kuhn voided the deals, saying it was in the "best interest of baseball."
Bud Selig should give Galarraga the perfect game. Galarraga earned it. It's also in the best interest of baseball.
AT 12:00 AM