Being the commissioner of a major sport mandates a great many things: the ability to make tough decisions, intelligence and great leadership being among them. It doesn't, however, necessitate the need to ever use email.
The year is 2013, and the major leagues are about ready to kick off their 84th All-Star Game. Bud Selig, the acting commissioner of the popular league since 1992, recently came out and proclaimed something that boggles the mind.
Here is his email bomb, via Eric Fisher:
Selig: "I've never sent an e-mail and I never will." Has recently upgraded to an iPhone, though— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) July 15, 2013
I'm not sure how that is even possible. It's one thing to be a 78-year-old person out of touch with new technology, but this is the commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Is he still sending letters through the post office? Does he get baseball scores through ticker tape or telegram?
What's even more astonishing is Selig has a new iPhone, although there is no word what version. Something tells me he is rocking the initial iPhone rolled out in 2007.
There are so many questions that I fear will go unanswered well after Selig steps down from his post.
In an instant, the world is both astonished and rather jealous, if only for the knowledge that there is one executive who has never suffered through a massive pile of spam emails.
Now we are forced to see the addition of instant replay, however small, as a minor miracle considering the man never once used a form of communication so many of us take for granted.
Business Insider reminds us Selig is hardly the only sports personality to boast ignorance to technological correspondence:
Selig is actually just one of a handful of notable sports figures who've gone on the record to say they don't use email.
Join me and slam the palm of your hand to your respective forehead in a dramatic fashion immediately.
Perhaps Selig is the biggest hipster in the world, shunning email like some of you scoff at bands who make it into heavy rotation on the radio.
Maybe the commissioner just has assistants who handle the massive volume of correspondence necessitated to run one of the major sports. Still, any explanation will hardly do anything to quell our amazement.
Someone explain to Selig that his iPhone takes really swell pictures, because it may just blow his mind.
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