View Full Version : Selig says he never saw signs of steroids

07-13-2005, 06:58 PM

''The thing about the whole steroid thing, yes, I'm the commissioner of baseball, so naturally, I accept this reasonably, [that] people say, 'Well, Bud, you're the commissioner of baseball.' But I'm a baseball man. In the '90s, I went from [spring training] camp to camp, and talked to every manager, general manager, owners in some cases, and not one person ever came to me [on steroids].

07-13-2005, 07:06 PM
Thats OK. Because Ive never seen signs of a Commissioner since he
was "installed". This guys a J-O-K-E

07-13-2005, 07:07 PM
Bud also talked about other issues
Q: At three hours, did the Home Run Derby last too long?

A: Yeah, frankly, I think there are things we can do to shorten it up. But it was great, the ratings were good. They may be down from last year, but everything is down from last year.

Q: How concerned are you about the declining number of African-American players in baseball?

A: Very concerned, but it's another area where we are making progress. There are a lot of programs that are helping. I think the academies we are building are helping. We built one in Compton (Calif.).

We're going to announce some more. We're really going to get into the inner cities.

I've talked to everybody I can about this. I don't think anybody has the answer. There's no question that something happened, though. Our programs will be helpful, but we do need to be more aggressive.