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SaltyPretzel
07-12-2006, 03:29 AM
Not allowing All-Star pictures pitch in regular season games just before the All-Star Game. Brilliant.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060711allstarside,1,6081409.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

DaleJRFan
07-12-2006, 03:36 AM
Not allowing All-Star pictures pitch in regular season games just before the All-Star Game. Brilliant.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060711allstarside,1,6081409.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

what? so no pictures of the allstar pitchers on sunday??

Anyway, this idea is awful. To hell with the meaningful games!!!

100 Year Itch
07-12-2006, 03:53 AM
Not allowing All-Star pictures pitch in regular season games just before the All-Star Game. Brilliant.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060711allstarside,1,6081409.story?coll=cs-home-headlines
That is ridiculous. He's requesting, no, perhaps demanding, that managers place the All Star Game ahead of the regular season.

Selig The Puppet may have gone too far with this one (if the blood on his hands for overlooking the rampant use of steroids wasn't enough) as it's abundantly, no, disgustingly clear that he is cow-towing to his media owners with this proposal.

His objective isn't to build, quoting Selig, "some excitement," but to make the All Star Game a commercial / advertisement revenue neutral venture to MLB's sponsors.

*** Bud, why not make the World Series six games and have the All Star Game factor in as a win/loss to the winning/losing League? Come on, Bud -- it's like a mini-World Series in the middle of the season. Budweiser, Chevy, McDonalds, et al. will up their participation budgets ten-fold.

As a UW-Madison alumni, the whole anti-establishment, creativity, individualistic vibe espoused on that campus certainly did not affect Selig in the least bit.

But life works in funny ways -- Selig will go down as THE worst commissioner of Major League Baseball. His name will be synonymous with Bonds, Sosa, McGuire, et al.

MrRoboto83
07-12-2006, 04:09 AM
This will never fly, period.

Mr. White Sox
07-12-2006, 04:16 AM
Selig is a moron.

That's all I have to say on that.

ChiSoxRowand
07-12-2006, 06:43 AM
This will never fly, period.

They talked about this on sportscenter before the game. No way the teams will ever agree to this.

sox1970
07-12-2006, 07:07 AM
Not allowing All-Star pitchers pitch in regular season games just before the All-Star Game. Brilliant.



You talk about a lack of the integrity for the game. If they actually did that, then they might as well fix games for entertainment purposes.

Chips
07-12-2006, 07:37 AM
selig is a :dumbass:

Frater Perdurabo
07-12-2006, 09:04 AM
This is perhaps the worst idea in the history of ever.

This is where an MLB owner like Mark Cuban would come in handy. If this rule were imposed, Cuban would tell his manager to do whatever he wants, even if it violates Selig's decree. When Selig fines the team, Cuban would pay the fine, match that fine with a donation to charity, and tell Selig to go scratch himself.

Deuce
07-12-2006, 09:19 AM
This is perhaps the worst idea in the history of ever.And that says a lot, given all the dumb ideas he has given in the past.

Deuce

wdelaney72
07-12-2006, 09:26 AM
When will this insanity stop.

WE NEED A NEW COMMISSIONER!

ode to veeck
07-12-2006, 09:37 AM
what a ****ing idiot

sox1970
07-12-2006, 09:44 AM
I can hear it now--

"Contreras can't start today. You'll have to start Brandon McCarthy. I know one game may make a difference in making the playoffs, but we have the All Star Game in a couple days, and that's more important than your team making the playoffs."

What a dope.

jdm2662
07-12-2006, 09:45 AM
No manager is going to alter his rotation for the sake of the All-Star game. Sorry Buddy, this isn't happening. What next will this guy come up with? We just saw a 19 inning game on Sunday. What's Bud going to say about that when the team runs out of pitchers?

ewokpelts
07-12-2006, 09:56 AM
That is ridiculous. He's requesting, no, perhaps demanding, that managers place the All Star Game ahead of the regular season.

Selig The Puppet may have gone too far with this one (if the blood on his hands for overlooking the rampant use of steroids wasn't enough) as it's abundantly, no, disgustingly clear that he is cow-towing to his media owners with this proposal.

His objective isn't to build, quoting Selig, "some excitement," but to make the All Star Game a commercial / advertisement revenue neutral venture to MLB's sponsors.

*** Bud, why not make the World Series six games and have the All Star Game factor in as a win/loss to the winning/losing League? Come on, Bud -- it's like a mini-World Series in the middle of the season. Budweiser, Chevy, McDonalds, et al. will up their participation budgets ten-fold.

As a UW-Madison alumni, the whole anti-establishment, creativity, individualistic vibe espoused on that campus certainly did not affect Selig in the least bit.

But life works in funny ways -- Selig will go down as THE worst commissioner of Major League Baseball. His name will be synonymous with Bonds, Sosa, McGuire, et al.Who's McGuire?

soxfan13
07-12-2006, 10:01 AM
Horrible!!!!!!

Baby Fisk
07-12-2006, 10:02 AM
...but it will still be OK to snub the ASG if you have a phantom knee injury and a note from your manager... :rolleyes:

PaulDrake
07-12-2006, 10:46 AM
Selig is a moron.

That's all I have to say on that. You could write columns, chapters and even books about Selig, but you've summed it all up rather succintly.

Ol' No. 2
07-12-2006, 11:33 AM
This is an extraordinarily dumb idea, even from Selig.

No point in getting lathered up about it. There's NO CHANCE it's ever going to happen.

Lip Man 1
07-12-2006, 11:53 AM
To say Bud is a moron degrades morons everywhere.

Lip

viagracat
07-12-2006, 11:59 AM
And that says a lot, given all the dumb ideas he has given in the past.

Deuce

Yeah, that's the dumbest idea Selig's ever proposed, which is saying something.

fuzzy_patters
07-12-2006, 12:34 PM
His proposal isn't even practical. It assumes that teams can only have 1 or 2 All-Star pitchers. Imagine what would have happened if that rule had been in effect during the early 1990s.

Selig: Sorry Atlanta, but Maddux cannot pitch today because he made the All-Star team. No, Glavine, Smoltz, and Avery cannot pitch, either. I know your fifth starter just pitched yesterday. I guess you will have to burn up an option on one of your prospects.

SoxFanPrope
07-12-2006, 01:49 PM
Every season just gives a new example of how Bud just does not get it anymore. The only reason for the high ratings is because it is a Tuesday in July. I'd bet the series finale of "Friends," "Seinfeld," "M*A*S*H" over the ASG in terms of ratings. It's already unfair to the managers of the ASG to have to win the game. How about this, what if Mariano Rivera got hurt in yesterdays game. How many games might that cost the Yankees? How would Ozzie look, since he could have used Papelbon or even Jenks.
Now Bud wants play around with the regular season. What's the point of even having 162, if only one game decides it all?
:tool
"Have you heard of our new television deal?"

KMKsuburbannoise
07-12-2006, 01:53 PM
that should probably up to that pitchers coach right?

the gooch
07-12-2006, 04:39 PM
how can that even come out of his mouth after allowing ramirez to pull out due to injury right before he plays 19 innings just two days before the game?

Sorry, Bud, but we have 25 injuries on our team. Feel free to pick from our AAA squad since we must be represented.

SouthSide_HitMen
07-12-2006, 04:58 PM
how can that even come out of his mouth after allowing ramirez to pull out due to injury right before he plays 19 innings just two days before the game?

Sorry, Bud, but we have 25 injuries on our team. Feel free to pick from our AAA squad since we must be represented.

Chris Widger would have been available. :D:

LongLiveFisk
07-12-2006, 05:01 PM
No way....now he is going WAY too far.

Just dumb!

Britt Burns
07-12-2006, 05:11 PM
This might be the all-time worst idea ever, not just for Selig (which says a lot), but in the history of human ideas. I'd like to have seen Sandy Alderson's reaction in the Commissioner's office when he heard about this.

thomas35forever
07-12-2006, 05:13 PM
All this meaning over a once-a-year event? Give me a break.

russ99
07-12-2006, 05:48 PM
WE NEED A NEW COMMISSIONER!
Yeah. And an independent commissioner, not some lackey to the owners, like the current puppet.

Do you think the steroids problem would have gotten so bad or the Expos owner swap/league ownership/move to DC would have taken place with someone like Kuhn or Giamatti in power?

ED: Proof that Bud is evil - this is my post # 666!

slobes
07-12-2006, 06:44 PM
I heard about this last night. I can not even believe such garbage would even be proposed. How a man like this ever got to be in the position that he is is beyond me.

CallMeNuts
07-12-2006, 08:24 PM
I can't believe that anyone, even Bud, would be say something that stupid.

Well Ozzie -- I know you have a big game and you are in a tight race, but you can't use Contreras today.

Sorry Bud -- I'm the manager of the All-Star team, so I think I'll leave Contreras off the roster. Schilling is having a heck of a year. I think he should be my All-Star game starter. So I guess he won't be able to pitch against me today. I'll need Kenny Rodgers available, but I won't need any of the Seattle pitchers . . . .

Aaaargh!

They might be able create a schedule where there is a slightly greater probability of having the best starters available. Set the schedule so that teams play 84 or 85 games prior to the ASG. So teams that stay on rotation would be ending the 1st half with their 4th or 5th starter going. I know that few teams actually stay on rotation as much as our Sox have, but it's the only thing they could do, and it might slightly improve the availability of pitchers without placing ridiculous limitations on what a manager can do during the championship season.

Fenway
07-12-2006, 08:31 PM
Doesn't happen often but White Sox, Red Sox and Yankees fans all on the same page on this idea.

SoxFanPrope
07-12-2006, 08:47 PM
Yeah. And an independent commissioner, not some lackey to the owners, like the current puppet.

Do you think the steroids problem would have gotten so bad or the Expos owner swap/league ownership/move to DC would have taken place with someone like Kuhn or Giamatti in power? Mike Murphy is convinced that Andy McPhail will be the one to replace Pud.

Tragg
07-12-2006, 11:51 PM
Not allowing All-Star pictures pitch in regular season games just before the All-Star Game. Brilliant.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060711allstarside,1,6081409.story?coll=cs-home-headlines
Somebody needs to tell this pinhead that a)It's an exhbition game and b)even as an exhibition game, people actually care who wins, so leave it the hell alone (except for repealing that home field nonsense). Nobody cares who wins the pro bowl or nba all star game (except bettors), but people do care about this game even if nothing is at stake. His "tie game" should have told him that.

WizardsofOzzie
07-13-2006, 11:08 AM
...but it will still be OK to snub the ASG if you have a phantom knee injury and a note from your manager... :rolleyes:

Don't even get me started on that ass clown :mad:

Steelrod
07-13-2006, 11:28 AM
This is perhaps the worst idea in the history of ever.

This is where an MLB owner like Mark Cuban would come in handy. If this rule were imposed, Cuban would tell his manager to do whatever he wants, even if it violates Selig's decree. When Selig fines the team, Cuban would pay the fine, match that fine with a donation to charity, and tell Selig to go scratch himself.
Which is exactly why Cuban and guys like him will never get the opportunity to own an MLB team!

DumpJerry
07-13-2006, 12:24 PM
Selig is soooo dumb, he might get hired at the Sun-Times to replace a certain sports columnist who has been on perpetual vacation.

doogiec
07-13-2006, 01:06 PM
In a few threads in the past, I've suggested that the Selig haters on this board need to find a better reason to hate Selig (than whatever the current complaint was).

This idea would definitely be one of those reasons. How that thought could be processed in his brain, and make it past his lips is astonishing.

RedHeadPaleHoser
07-13-2006, 02:32 PM
In a few threads in the past, I've suggested that the Selig haters on this board need to find a better reason to hate Selig (than whatever the current complaint was).

This idea would definitely be one of those reasons. How that thought could be processed in his brain, and make it past his lips is astonishing.

He has exceeded the # of hours requiring that his assclown filter needs to be changed, which is a pre-determined setting of zero.

Minnie Me
07-13-2006, 03:57 PM
"There needs to be some excitement," he said. "Our All-Star Game is the best of all All-Star games. You can't receive a greater honor [than to be chosen to play]."

Bud you freaking moron. A World Series Ring is the greatest honor you can get.

RKMeibalane
07-13-2006, 05:55 PM
This man's antics are truly indefensible.

LongLiveFisk
07-13-2006, 07:22 PM
"There needs to be some excitement," he said. "Our All-Star Game is the best of all All-Star games. You can't receive a greater honor [than to be chosen to play]."

Bud you freaking moron. A World Series Ring is the greatest honor you can get.

Exactly. I'm starting to think he got hit over the head in a Milwaukee sausage race at some point!