Bud Selig signed a contract extension through 2012 yesterday, giving him the second longest tenure as commissioner in MLB history. Quite an accomplishment for a man who has only looked out for the interest of the owners his entire reign. Isn't it time for a change in baseball, wouldn't it have been a fitting time to end Bud Selig's career as commissioner with the Mitchell Report serving as somewhat of a conclusion to the steroid era?
Baseball is more popular today and makes more money than it did when Bud started. The popularity has nothing to do with anything that Selig did however, and really his only claim for the betterment of baseball was the addition of the wildcard. And is the fact that baseball now rivals the NFL in terms of revenue really something that we as fans should be happy about? I can tell you that during the past ten years the Diamondbacks ticket prices go up what seems like every year, as do the beer prices. Maybe the food does too, but I have been hit harder by the beer prices. I just would have hoped that the powers that be would have thought to themselves it is time for some new blood, but it is after all the owners that are voting and Selig is always looking out for their best interests.