MLB commissioner Bud Selig recently had a contract extension until the year 2014. He was originally slated to retire after the 2012 season, but after owners voted 29-1 to have him stay until 2014, he signed on board.
There is no doubt that plenty in the league has changed since Selig's arrival, some for the better and some for the worse.
Some of his highlights as commissioner are instituting interleague baseball and later making it a year-round event with the Houston Astros moving to the American League. Instant replay also came into fruition under Selig's oversight.
Finally, revenue sharing was introduced by Selig and it has helped bring parity to the sport to a greater extent. This is exemplified through all the thrilling playoff races year after year.
All of that being said, Selig's commissionership has also been marred by several actions (and sometimes lack thereof). These moments have made some believe that the NFL has surpassed Major League Baseball as America's pastime.
The television ratings are consistent with that opinion. While the Super Bowl has become a national event and annually shatters the record for the most-watched television event, MLB struggles to generate double-digit ratings for World Series games these days. The Fall Classic has not broken the 30 Nielsen rating since Game 7 of the 1991 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves.
Here are seven of the most questionable and terrible decisions by Bud Selig.