Bud Selig Extension: 9 Things He MUST Do to Ensure His Baseball Legacy

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Bud Selig Extension: 9 Things He MUST Do to Ensure His Baseball Legacy
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So, Bud Selig did a complete flip-flop again, and will remain as MLB commissioner until Dec. 31, 2014. Can anyone honestly say they're surprised?

Selig has been on record countless times saying his retirement was imminent, and in fact, after agreeing to his last two-year extension, Selig vehemently stated that he would be done after his contract expired.

"This is clearly it," Selig said at the time. "I could say this without equivocation."

Well, he reserved the right to equivocate.

Selig, who took the commish job on an interim basis when MLB owners ousted Fay Vincent in 1992 and then became non-interim six years later, has unfinished business to attend to before he goes quietly into the night.

Selig has been bound and determined to leave the game in better shape than when he originally signed on as interim commissioner, and there are ongoing issues that he clearly wants to resolve before he finally starts playing bocce in his backyard permanently.

Here are the nine issues Selig should resolve to ensure his legacy and allow him to finally retire with a clear conscience.


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