When is Major League Baseball going to learn to have some morals and values?
It starts—and ends—at the top. And that means commissioner Bud Selig.
He’s old and in charge. He wants to let the world know—and he’s too freaking stubborn to make one single change to America’s Pastime.
Like it or not, commissioner Selig, we live in the year 2010.
We live in a world with social networking, instant messaging, and texts.
We live in a world with instant replay.
When, oh when, is MLB going to wake up and face reality?
You would think screwing a kid out of perfect game would change Selig’s mind on the whole instant replay issue.
You would think a 60-year-old umpire in tears may just strike the heart strings of Selig.
You would think Selig would have some sense to at least consider the notion of change.
Change scares many people; and it’s a tough issue to deal with. But it’s something NCAA Football is currently dealing with—especially in regards to the Big 12, Pac-10, and Big Ten—as expansion talks are the focal point of water-cooler conversations.
And it’s something Major League Baseball will have to deal with one day as well.
Put it on the backburner for as long as you want, commissioner Selig; eventually that pot’s going to boil over and changes WILL be made.
What will it take to make the needed and necessary modifications to America’s Pastime?
Will it take giving commissioner Selig the boot?
Will it take another perfect game called not-perfect due to a blown call?
What, exactly, will it take to make change happen?
America believed they’d get it when they elected Barack Obama—and only time will tell if that’s the case.
Selig could learn a whole lot from other sports leagues around the nation—as well as taking a glimpse at the political world—in learning to adapt to the world we live in today.
Wake up, commissioner Selig. The time has come for some changes in baseball; and as stated earlier: It begins—and ends—with you.
The NBA, whether they did it reluctantly or not, has made some changes in their game to adopt new rules regarding instant replay.
Those rules have already been vital in this season’s NBA Finals.
The same could be said about the near-perfect game in 2010.
And Selig COULD have done something about that.
But he chose not to…
Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org